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Social Media Spotlight: The World Celebrates 2016 St. Patrick's Day

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | March 17, 2016

Social Media Spotlight: The World Celebrates 2016 St. Patrick's Day

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All over the world people are dressing in green, drinking green beer and making decisions they might not remember come Friday morning.

Normally we take this opportunity to highlight one social media star or travel blogger. But we thought it was appropriate to take a snapshot of the sights from around the world on this St. Patrick’s Day.

From Chicago to London, people are infusing what would normally be a ho-hum Thursday with festivities festooned with green and high spirits.

Let’s take a quick look.


One of the most iconic sights from this nation’s festivities is the annual Chicago River makeover.

And here is an epic time-lapse to get you into the spirit of the day:


London comes alive with so many vibrant signs of the day, including various parades and gatherings.

READ MORE: Which Cities are Best for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?


And, as you can imagine, Dublin goes absolutely off for their respective celebration with a festival.


Arguably the best American city to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day is Boston with their citywide events and annual parade – although you will have to wait a couple days for the parade revelry.

Around the World:

Great Wall of China:

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab:

Sydney Opera House:


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