Across the globe, St. Patrick’s Day 2016 was a pageant of revelry, faith and activism. In Dublin, crowds filled the streets for a glimpse of large, colorful floats. In Northern Ireland, pilgrims walked to St. Patrick’s resting place. In New York, former protesters became marchers with an end to a ban on openly gay parade participants.
Ice climber Don Mellor began climbing in the make-your-own tools era and has since introduced the sport to generations of students at a Lake Placid prep school, where he is a teacher and counselor. He wrote the book, literally, on ice climbing in this rugged region.
It’s time to head home for the holidays. A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year. During the long holiday weekend, 46.9 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA.
Lucy, not Charlie Brown, must have picked out the tree in Macy’s holiday window display. It’s big (compared to the characters, at least), shiny, and even has some pink in it, just like she asked for in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” In New York’s shopping district, many stores participate in the ritual of holiday season pageantry.
They’ve been unable to return to their home in New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy damaged it three years ago. And a single mother of three, who needs a kidney transplant, is still rebuilding after years of fighting with insurers, contractors and state aid programs. But she’s not even sure she’ll be able to move in to the new home rising 15 feet higher than her old one.
The day in photos around the world.