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St Patrick's Day is a celebration for everyone, not just the Irish. That's according to some of the people that have been at the parade in Nottingham today.
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Hundreds of people have turned out for the 15th annual St Patrick's Day parade in Nottingham.
The parade started at 11:00am at the Forest Recreation Ground, before heading down Mansfield Road into the city centre.
Thirty-one different groups are involved in this year's event, including schools Our Lady's of Perpetual Succour in Bulwell, and St Mary's Hyson Green.
After the parade entertainment will continue on a special stage set up in the city's Old Market Square.
Nottingham is gearing up to celebrate its 15th St Patrick's Day Parade with around 500 people and 31 groups taking part.
The parade will leave from the Forest Recreation Ground at midday, heading to Nottingham's Market Square.
For full details of their programme visit the website.
St Patrick's Day celebrations were also held yesterday in Birmingham.
Birmingham's annual festival had the theme of Irish myths and legends. The parade was led by Olliphoist, an Irish dragon who fled the country in fear after St Patrick had banished all the snakes.
Thousands came out to celebrate St Patrick's day in Birmingham today including seven marching bands.
The Parade began in Digbeth High Street at 12pm ending in St Martin's Lane.
Police are advising drivers roads will stay closed until 4.30pm.