PHOTOS: Celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day around the country

People were dressed in green as they attended events around the country in honor of the patron saint of Ireland.

WASHINGTON — Revelers, celebrities and politicians put on their finest green around the country in honor of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday.

The celebrations included parades in Savannah, Georgia — attended by Vice President Mike Pence — and traditional festivities in New York and Chicago.

The holiday honors the death of patron saint of Ireland. Legend has it that he drove all the snakes from the island.

In Chicago, the local plumbers union dyed a portion of the Chicago River green.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

© 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.