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Photo Focus: 53rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Paints Christiansted Green

The 53rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade painted the town of Christiansted, St. Croix, green on Saturday.

The day starts with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and continues into fun and dancing at the Christiansted waterfront. (Source photo by Diana Dias)

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an event where everyone becomes an honorary Irishman just for the day.

The parade started at Fort Christiansvaern, led onto Company Street, turned onto King Street and came back to Fort Christiansvaern.

In honor of Paige Elizabeth Gross, a small float of smiling faces participates in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (Source photo by Diana Dias)

Thousands of people, some of whom traveled for spring break and from different parts of the country, wore green costumes, customized shirts, and other accessories in green.

Luck of the Irish. A leprechaun smiles while he collects donations for the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center. (Source photo by Diana Dias)

Paradegoers could be seen dancing, cheering, patronizing vendors, and having fun. They could also be seen sitting on windowsills, on the steps of churches, balconies, and at Government House while troops threw gold chocolate coins and beads.

During the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on St. Croix, it is customary for beads to be shared with crowds. (Source photo by Diana Dias)

Some of the parade entries included the St. Croix Majorettes, the St. Croix Educational Complex Dance Squad, the Guardians of Culture Moko Jumbies, and many more.

One of the staples during a St. Patrick’s Parade is the St. Croix Majorettes, who marched, twirled, and performed. (Source photo by Diana Dias)
The Guardians of Culture moko jumbie dancers took pictures, danced, and entertained crowds at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (Source photoby Diana Dias)
The royal court joins the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on St. Croix. (Source photo by Diana Dias)
The Gentleman of Jones make their way through the parade route. (Source photo by Diana Dias)
Kids hand out candy and treats to the crown of onlookers. (Source photo by Diana Dias)
The St. Croix Educational Complex Dance Squad, matching in green, shared smiling faces for their dance routines. (Source photo by Diana Dias)

After the parade, the crowds were welcomed to the Christiansted waterfront to listen to bands, eat food from restaurants, listen to different DJs, and enjoy other entertainment.

St. Patrick’s Day activities went on well into the night.

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