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Going Green: Annual St. Patrick's Day parade celebrates Irish legends

Published: Saturday, March 15 2014 11:57 p.m. MDT

Heather Middleton marches in the St. Patrick's Day Parade at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

The St. Patrick’s Day parade, presented each year by the Hibernian Society of Utah, has become an annual tradition at The Gateway in Salt Lake City. Richard O’Connor, the society's president, said they expected 130 entries from parade participants and more than 20,000 spectators . In keeping with the 2014 theme, "Gifts of the Gaels ... A Legacy of Legend and Myth," it featured figures of Irish legend and mythology. The parade ended with a celebration featuring Irish food, drinks and entertainment.

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