South Boston's Hosts Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017 in South Boston

St. Patrick's Day Parade In South Boston in 2017. (Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston will be awash with green this weekend as the city hosts one of the biggest and most famous St. Patrick's Day parades in the country.

The 118th St. Patrick's Day Parade though the city's historically Irish enclave of South Boston gets started at 1 p.m. Sunday.

In the past, as many as one million spectators have lined the neighborhood's streets to watch floats, pipe and drum bands, and veterans' groups march.

The parade this year will also follow a longer path through the streets than last year, when three March snowstorms forced organizers to shorten the route.

This time the weather should be nice, with forecasters expecting sunshine with temperatures in the low 40s.

The parade is hosted by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council.

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