Brent celebrates St Patrick’s Day with annual parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade which took place on Saturday

St. Patrick's Day Parade which took place on Saturday - Credit: Archant

The streets of Willesden were bathed in green

The streets of Willesden were bathed green this weekend for the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The annual festivity, which was entirely funded by the community and sponsors this year, attracted scores of green clad residents throughout the day, who enjoyed a parade through the streets.

The parade began at Willesden Green Underground Station before making its way through the High Street and into the area in front of Willesden Green Library where entertainment including music and children’s events was laid on.

Tony Antonio, chairman of the St Patrick’s Day festival committee, who helped organise the event told the Times it was a magical day.

He said: “The feeling was great you can’t put it into words. It was a great day and bought a lot of happiness to the community.

“Times are tough with the recession but this was a great coming together of the people for a fun celebration.

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“I would like to pay special thanks to all the sponsors and people who contributed to ensure this could happen.”

St Patrick’s Day, held annually on March 17, is a cultural and religious holiday.

It is named after Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland.

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