St. Pat's in the streets - Omaha rolls out the green parade

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Omaha, NE. (WOWT) Think green and celebrate in the street. Omaha hosted its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday.

The streets filled with green, hours before the start of the 2016 parade at 10 a.m.

This is all amplified by a new survey that ranks Omaha as third in the nation for the best cities for St. Patrick’s Day.

The traditions include the parade. This year's route starts at 15th and Harney, moves east to 11th Street, south to Howard and then finishes at 14th street. We've included a link to a map.

It's the one time a year everyone is a little bit Irish.

Green Horse
Crowds of people line the streets watching all kinds of floats, acts and musicians make their way through the Old Market.

By the time the parade began, a powerful throng of revelers lined the downtown streets thinking thoughts of green to offset the gray sky and keep the rain in check. It worked! (Maybe the leprechauns had something to do with that)

After the M's Pub fire earlier this year, it's especially important to the Hibernians to hug downtown in a parade.

Michael McCarville, with the Ancient Order of Hibernians, said, "It's unique in the fact of where we're located as far as the parade route is concerned and I know it's good, and especially now with what happened with the fire, it's a good shot in the arm again, so to speak, for the Old Market merchants."

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