By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Irish holiday of St. Patrick's Day is observed throughout the world yearly on March 17th, and although Ireland has not historically had a large presence in Rio and Brazil, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated here and its popularity, along with the Irish presence, is growing.
In addition to lighting the famous Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue green, observances of the holiday in Rio will include events at numerous pubs, bars and clubs throughout the city tonight.
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