This past Saturday, green-wearing, shamrock-rocking St. Patrick’s day celebrants flooded streets and bars around the world. The first Feast of St. Patrick in the 1600s honored the patron saint of Ireland and the arrival of Christianity in the country. Since then, the holiday has morphed into a celebration of Irish culture world round with particularly enthusiastic hubs of ex-pats in the United States, Canada, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. 

 

To view more photos of St. Patrick’s day celebrations, search the hashtag #stpatricksday.

Photos by @titolin1, @buffalony, @shannonbanannan, @allenchoo, @pirotman80, @bisyar, @kthd, @bryvrgs, @erickapeace, @ilukina and @crookedflight.