Nearly 12 percent of Americans and over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry, so it should come as no surprise that Ireland’s national holiday, 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated around the globe.

From Japan to Australia, across Europe, and the Caribbean, everyone with a little Irish in them will don their green clothes, paint on some shamrocks and celebrate their heritage at a St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Here’s some information on just some of the celebrations planned across the world:

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