BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The 118th St. Patrick’s Day Parade began Sunday in South Boston at 1 p.m. It is hosted by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council.
The parade brought about approximately a million people to the 3.2 mile route.
"I love marching in the parade. It's great. The last couple of years we've had to shorten it because of snow and people think that I wanted to do this on purpose, I didn't. I've done this parade for many years now as a state representative. I march the whole route and it's a great, grea spirit all the way through," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said.
A St. Patrick’s Day breakfast was held Sunday morning. Walsh, Gov. Charlie Baker, and Boston Police Commissioner William Gross were in attendance.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports