St. Patrick’s Day celebrated in Okinawa City

St. Patrick's Day celebrated in Okinawa City

People wearing Ireland's national color green costumes took part in a St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 15 at the Central Park Avenue, Okinawa City.

March 16, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 15, at the Central Park Avenue in Okinawa City, local residents celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, the largest event in Ireland. About 120 people, wearing Ireland’s national color green costumes, marched on the street to Irish music played by a band. St. Patrick’s Day commemorates death of the Irish patron saint who is known for spreading Christianity throughout Ireland. Many people from various groups took part in the parade, which was sponsored by the Okinawa City Center Shopping District Promotion Association.

(English translation by T&CT)

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