Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade

By Alexandra Cordi
|  Sunday, Mar 10, 2013  |  Updated 8:15 AM EDT
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Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to fill the streets of Hartford today for the 42nd Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 

This year’s parade won’t just be honoring the Irish values and customs that we traditionally celebrate this month, but will also be honoring the 20 children and six adults that were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school in December.

Families, politicians, and first responders from the town will be leading the thousands of marchers through the city.  All of the more than 5,000 participants will be wearing ribbons in the school’s colors of green and white.

The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the state capital and will finish by the memorial arch.

If you can’t make it today, head down to New Haven tomorrow, for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  More than 250,000 spectators are expected to attend the New Haven parade which begins at 1:30 on Derby Avenue and Chapel Street.

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