Top Photos: St. Patrick’s Day in US Through the Years

Each year, millions of emerald-clad revelers across the U.S. take to the streets to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Whether it's attending New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17-- the oldest and the largest in the U.S.-- or the dyeing of the Chicago River, Americans love to celebrate Irish heritage with lots of green. Take a look at the festivities from past years.

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The McTeggart Irish Dancers stop to perform at the 2016 Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
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The fountain on the South Lawn of the White House is colored green in honor of St. Patrick's Day in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2016.
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Members of the Rocky Mountain Star Wars Groups greet the crowds as the 2016 Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade makes its way through downtown Denver on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
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Onlookers wave from the sidelines of the 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival on March 12, 2016 in San Diego, California.
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View of one of the floats from San Diego's 36th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12, 2016.
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Chicago River died green for St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
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John English and Liam Finn from Ireland look on during the 2009 St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City.
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John O'Connor, president of LAFD's Fire Hogs motorcycle group, gets revved up for the 2009 St. Patrick's Day parade through downtown Los Angeles.
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A young bagpiper from the American Celtic Pipe and Drum Band marches in the 2007 St. Patrick's Day Parade near 63rd St. in Manhattan.
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Gary Carnes, marches on stilts in the 2015 St. Patricks Day parade in Denver.
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Lucy, an English Bulldog, marches at the 51st annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day parade in 2006.
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Workers spread an orange powder to dye a downtown section of the Chicago River green to begin the city's 2006 St. Patrick's Day.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Bronc" the clown from the Bell-Tel Clowners, gives a wave to the crowd of the 2010 Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Members of the Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corps play at Byrnes Irish Pub after the 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Green water flows in the fountain on the South Lawn of the White House in celebration of St. Patrick's Day in 2012.
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Chicago River died green for St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
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Girls from the Parents and Students of Irish Dancing and Music Association practice before the start of the 2011 St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City.
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Parade goer Dennis O'Mann with his puppet during the 2011 New York City St Patrick's Day Parade.
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Zach Paul sits with Chamrock, an Irish wolfhound, as he waits for the start of the 2012 St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Illinois.
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Festive parade-goers attend the 2012 St Patrick's Day Parade in New York.
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Nick Washington attends the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Detroit, Michigan.
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Timmy Karnezis, 2, watches the 2012 St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Illinois.
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A group of children waited for the 2013 St. Patrick's Day parade to begin in South Boston, Massachusetts.
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Tour boats travel the Chicago River after workers dyed it green to kick off the city's St. Patrick's day celebration in 2013.
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A person dressed as St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, blesses the crowd at the 2014 St. Patricks Day parade in South Boston.
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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev takes a selfie with parade goers during the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade in New York.
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A parade marcher dressed as a Star Wars clone trooper high fives spectators at South Boston's 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade.
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People cheer marchers as they make their way up 5th Avenue during New York City's 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade.
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A woman with her dog watch the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City.
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Angelique Landry, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, throws green beads to the crowd at Boston's 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade.
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Kaelyn Grondin, 4, of Hampstead, New Hampshire, watches the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston.
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A man dressed in Irish colors cheers the marchers as they make their way up 5th Avenue during New York City's 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade.
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