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Cedar Rapids becomes sea of green for SaPaDaPaSo parade


The weather was cold but sunny for Sunday's yearly celebration of all things Irish - St. Patrick's Day. Once again, downtown Cedar Rapids became a sea of green for the SaPaDaPaSo parade as thousands of people filled the streets.

Chilly weather didn't stop throngs of people from attending the 38th annual parade hosted by the St. Patrick's Day Parade Society.

Dancers, churches, and even four legged friends marched through downtown decorated in green.

The first parade lasted four short minutes and went just a block and a half. Sunday, several streets closed down for the annual event which always happens on St. Patrick's day to celebrate the Irish.

"I'd like to say Erin Go Bragh," said Danise Shannon, Parade Marshall. 

Just in case you hadn't figured it out, the name SaPaDaPaSo comes from using the first two letters of each word of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade Society's name.

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