Sunday marked the beginning of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations here in London. The week kicked off with a big parade that ended up in Trafalgar Square, where an Irish festival kept the party spirit alive all day long.
There was a little rain at the start of the day, but that did not dampen the spirits of the Irish people
who were eager to paint the city green.
of all shapes
and sizes participated.
About 900,000 citizens of London are Irish, making up about 12 % of their population.
They are very proud of their heritage
and St. Patrick himself oversaw the parade with 32 Irish counties represented.
Among the 90 entries were the Mahogany Carnival Group,
and Irish dancers
of all ages.
Here's a quick video with a few of the bands just to give you the flavor of the day.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!