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It promised to be the biggest and the best, and it didn´t disappoint. Despite the overcast skies the streets of Cabo Roig were flooded with colour, with green ever prominent, as gold, orange and white also played their part, to fuse together in c…

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An incredible turn out

It promised to be the biggest and the best, and it didn´t disappoint. Despite the overcast skies the streets of Cabo Roig were flooded with colour, with green ever prominent, as gold, orange and white also played their part, to fuse together in celebration of St Patrick.

Communities and nationalities all stood side by side, to wave and to cheer as the parade marched by, kicking off the unique combination of celebrations that was Paddy´s Day 2013.

As thousands of spectators looked on the Torrevieja pipes and drums heralded the start, accompanied by instruments and bands of all possible types.

As the noise started to swell, parade Grand Marshall, Eamonn O’Hare, led sporting giants, Christy Heffernan and Jim Sheridan, and representatives of the political world, in a wave of music and light, as float after float followed, each with one thing in common, the delight and joy on the faces of those involved, whilst all maintaining their individuality, in the hope of achieving the most coveted prize of being awarded the “Best Float” accreditation, setting them at the top of the celebratory peak.

Exite Radio was on hand, playing music throughout the afternoon, with entertainers keeping the eager crowd occupied.

The girls from Zumba with Lisa performed an incredible Irish themed routine, showing how this popular fitness routine is so adaptable to any event or situation.

Rebecca Holt and Elisa Macgregor sang a number of duets and solo numbers, and members of the Caballeros showcased some of their incredible act, which is still sweeping the Costa’s as it continues to accumulate an ever increasing fan base.

The majority of businesses all came together and made the area special, clubbing together to dress the streets and parade route, and offering a huge variety of entertainment and specials to ensure the party continued into the night.

Of course we mustn’t forget that St Patrick himself also came along for the ride, no doubt spreading fear into the kingdom of snakes in Spain, worried that history might well be repeated, and that he banish them from the country as he so famously did for Ireland.

But as people flocked from miles around, eager to take a place by the roadside, to observe the spectacle of colour and the carnival atmosphere, it truly was a joy to watch, and a pleasure for those taking part.

As the official opening addresses were completed, they were the signal for the Cabo Roig party to begin, as the second most important factor in an event like this got underway, the bringing together of people to party, irrespective of age, of colour, creed, race, sex or sexuality, and certainly irrespective of nationality.

The underlying theme of any St Patrick´s day celebration was proven, that if only for the one day, everybody´s Irish on St Patrick´s Day.

Well done to the Irish Community in Cabo Roig, particularly the organisers, the individuals, the bars, restaurants and many other businesses that worked so hard to make the event another overwhelming success.

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