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9 things you'll see at every regional St Patrick's Day parade

Gas floats, tractors and majorettes.

1. Members of An Garda Siochana getting cheered and applauded by bystanders because that means the parade is about to start!

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2. Majorettes

shutterstock_177556694 Source: Shutterstock/ToskanaINC

You don’t know where these majorettes practice. You don’t even know if they’re really a thing year-round.

But every St. Patrick’s Day, you are guaranteed to see them walking down the street, flawlessly twirling their batons.

3. A fleet of tractors

Little-known fact: St. Patrick’s Day is not a celebration of our patron saint, but rather a showcase for state of the art farm machinery.

4. Floats sponsored by the most random/grim businesses

We’ll say no more.

5. Don’t forget the topical floats!

Ah sure, ye’re all tickets!

6. No really, so many topical floats.

7. :(

8. Bikers with engines designed specifically to frighten infants

bikers Source: Mike Cole/YouTube

9. And, of course, no parade would be complete without some legend dressing up as this guy

patrick Source: Cian McGovern/YouTube

Nice beard.

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Amy O'Connor

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