The theme of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was the Philadelphia Irish Memorial: A Decade of Remembrance.  The day began at St. Patrick Church in Philadelphia for the 9:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput. A crowd then gathered at 16th Street for the parade route down Benjamin Franklin Parkway where the streets were lined with celebrating onlookers.

See a video of music from the Mass and parade.