St. Patrick’s Day Parades Turn Pandemic Blues Irish Green

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the country are back after a two-year hiatus, including the nation’s largest in New York City.

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A parade goer yells during the St. Patrick's Day Parade along South Columbus Drive, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)
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NEW YORK (AP) — St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the country are back after a two-year hiatus, including the nation’s largest in New York City, in a sign of growing hope that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic may be over. The holiday served as a key marker in the outbreak’s progression, with parades celebrating Irish heritage among the first big public events to be called off in 2020. An ominous acceleration in infections quickly…

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