In just three weeks people across the world will be celebrating the biggest Irish holiday of the year – St. Patrick’s Day!

IrishCentral asked the people on the streets of Manhattan what they like most about the holiday.

A national holiday in Ireland, the entire country grounds to a halt for the March 17th celebration. Thousands of people of Irish descent march in parades across America and around the world famous landmarks go green to signify the celebration of Ireland’s patron saint.

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In New York thousands of people turn out to watch the one of the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the world on Fifth Avenue. The event is a vibrant, colorful celebration of Irish culture, complete with flags, bands, Irish dancers, and it draws fans from all over the world.

There are many reasons to love this March 17 holiday. IrishCentral took to the streets of Manhattan to ask people why they like the holiday.

From celebrating Irish heritage to dying beer green and even a cupla focal, people on the streets tell us why they enjoy St. Patrick’s Day.

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New York St. Patrick's Day paradeSebastien Barre