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Hundreds Attend 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The streets were lined with hundreds decked out in green to celebrate the 36th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Spokane Saturday. Bagpipe players, horses, dogs, and even a few leprechauns marched the parade route that started at the convention center and ended a few blocks past city hall.

It was a sea of green everywhere you looked. However, there is something you may not know when it comes to the color green and this holiday. The original color associated with St. Patrick was actually blue, not green. St. Patrick used a three-leaf-shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity and would tie them to his robe, which is why people now wear green instead.

The very first St. Patrick's Day Parade was in New York in 1762.

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