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(Dublin) Hundreds of thousands of people dressed in green celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day in Dublin on Friday, attending the traditional grand parade which celebrates the patron saint of Ireland.
The parade, the second to be held since the COVID-19 pandemic, has 4,200 participants this year, with many musicians and acrobats.
The organizers expect more than 450,000 visitors this year, local and foreign visitors, during this event where beer, in particular the famous Guinness, flows freely.
Among the personalities present during these festivities, the American comedian Patrick Duffy, famous for having played Bobby Ewing in the emblematic series of the 1980s dallas.
International guest of honor, the actor whose grandfather emigrated to the United States in the 1920s blew out the candles of his 74e birthday on a big green cake.
“Return is the key word people feel when they come to Ireland, the feeling of going back somewhere,” he said.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is in Washington, where he is to meet US President Joe Biden, who proudly claims his Irish roots.
In the south of England, Prince William, heir to the British crown, and his wife Kate, visited the Irish Guards, a regiment of the British army, of which the Princess of Wales became an honorary colonel.