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Fifty Shades of Green: The Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 16, 2013 by Joan Nova in Florida | 13 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day — the world becomes a sea of green and everyone, Irish or not, celebrates. Even I put on a green t-shirt and set off for my first St. Patrick’s Day parade. I know. I’m a little old for it to be ‘my first’.

I walked the parade route up and down several times and had a surprisingly good time taking photos but then after 3 hours, I pooped out and left … before the parade actually started. Here’s a few photos and a fun and colorful slideshow of the festivities (pre-parade).

The crowd was huge and enthusiastic. Everyone and their dog was there.

It was the year of honoring the firefighters.
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And, apparently, it is true that too many beers will do this to you …
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  1. bellini says:

    Thanks for getting us in the spirit Joan and taking us on your epic photo journey. Erinn go brach!! I will be cooking up East Indian food today but maybe there will be something green:D

  2. what a great job you did! however these photos are a glaring reminder to never leave the house unless I am fully prepared to….and triple check myself in the mirror before doing so.

  3. It was great fun and wonderful to see so many people having such a great time. Delray really knows how to do things. Fun piece, I didn’t see you in the crowds!
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  4. What fun! Thanks for sharing, Joan. You truly caught the spirit of the day. And I love your title.
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  5. Sippitysup says:

    Excuse my iPad, typos are part of it charm! gREG
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  6. What great fun is that? And, the weather looks perfect too.
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  7. Nuria says:

    Wow, that is a celebration!!!!
    I love the title ;D too!
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  8. Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says:

    I missed this. What fun Joni… Great pictures…

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