Seeing A Lot of Green

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 17, 2007 at 10:23 PM EDT

It was time to cook up the corn beef and cabbage, and don the green outfits for St. Patrick's Day.

Here in Binghamton, the biggest celebration took place at, you guessed it, St. Patrick's Church.

Hundreds put on their best green garb and feasted on traditional Irish dishes, like corn beef sandwiches and potatoes.

Irish dancers took the stage to traditional folk songs.

St. Patrick's Day is not an official holiday here, but of course is widely celebrated.

The day pays honor to the patron saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick is credited for bringing Christianity to the country.

"He gave the Irish people of his day and to us today the Catholic faith and this is what we're really celebrating today," said Father Laurence Lord of St. Patrick's Church.

This is the 25th year St. Patrick's church has held this celebration.

It's one of the church's biggest fund raisers of the year.

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