A sea of green has once again marked St Patrick’s Day around the world, with thousands turning out for parades and famous landmarks lit up for the occasion.
In Belfast, the theme this year was “City of Equals”.
A colourful carnival parade, which included community groups from across the city, made its way from Belfast City Hall to Writers Square ahead of an open-air concert at Custom House Square.
The Vengaboys were on hand to headline the event.
Meanwhile, huge events were also being held in Londonderry, Armagh, Downpatrick, Newry, and Dublin – as well as much further afield.
World-famous landmarks are all lighting up green, as has become tradition.
The Great Wall of China, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Sydney Opera House are among some 470 sites taking part.
Some more unusual sites have also joined in this year for the first time.
They include ‘Mac the Moose’ – a 32ft sculpture in Saskatchewan in Canada - and a green bicycle parade in Amsterdam.