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St Patrick's Day not about St Patrick, says Dublin parade organizer
The chief executive of the St Patrick's Festival has said that the St Patrick's Day Parade is not about St Patrick. Maria Moynihan told The Irish Catholic that the March 17 parade is about "Irish identity".
When asked about the lack of participation of religious communities and parish groups in the St Patrick's Day parade, Ms Moynihan said that "it celebrates Irishness, Ireland, our national cultural heritage. It is not a celebration of Saint Patrick."
There will be no religious presence in the parade again this year.MORE