Members of Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh perform at the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade today. The Band won the Thomas J. Donohue Award for Best Pipe Band in 2014.

St. Patrick’s Day parade turns Downtown into a green scene

Revelers shrug off showers and gray skies to unleash bagpipes, vuvuzelas and a sea of green Downtown with 20,000 marchers expected.

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 The Little Green Machine Marching Band from South Fayette High School takes part in the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh.

St. Patrick's Day Parade to cause many detours on bus routes Saturday

Routes serving the Strip will see detours starting at 7:30 a.m.; Downtown-bound routes will be pushed off their schedules after 9 a.m.

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Ancient Order of Hibernians busy all year -- not just on St. Patrick’s Day

The word Hibernian comes from the root Hibernia, the classical Latin name for Ireland, and refers to any person of Irish descent.

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 Rain collects on the windshield as a car drives on Crawford Street, and the US Steel Tower looms in the background.

Saturday's weather no luck of the Irish

A chilly, rainy day is forecast for marchers and spectators at Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day parade that steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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 Colleen Bowers of Carnegie at The Grand Hall on the North Side before being honored for her work in raising awareness for domestic violence.

Mother carries on late daughter's work for St. Patrick's Day Parade

The late Melissa Bowers designed the parade’s button and T-shirts. Her mother continues the work, and raises awareness of domestic violence.

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Fear of Friday the 13th could be self-perpetuating

Why Western culture considers this day unlucky is not known, but theories abound.

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 St. Patrick's Day Parade organizer Jan Griffith with Michael Caruth, the Irish gold medal Olympian boxer who will appear in the parade.

St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pittsburgh is “one of the biggest in the country.”

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 Spectators on Grant Street watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown last year.

Plans outlined for Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day festivities

Some Downtown streets will close during festivities on Saturday, and city officials are encouraging visitors to use public transportation.

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Clinton holiday lights draw increasingly larger crowds

Volunteers who organize the display donate proceeds to West Allegheny School District and a host of other organizations.

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Easter egg event taps into Polish and Lithuanian culture

Volunteers will teach the traditional Eastern European handicraft at a free child-friendly event at the Cathedral of Learning Saturday.

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 The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. links arms with other civil rights leaders as they begin the march to the state capitol in Montgomery from Selma, Ala. on March 21, 1965. The 50th anniversary of the March to Montgomery is being commemorated with a series of events in 2015.

A Personal Journey: The 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March

Pittsburgher Jennifer Saffron returns to the heart of the civil rights movement to reconnect with Selma and recount her experiences.

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