Bemidji celebrated St Patrick's Day on Saturday with a 78-pace-long parade downtown between Brigid's Pub and the Keg n' Cork, a bar that calls itself the first Irish pub on the Mississippi.
Organizers call it the "World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade." It lasts all of five minutes, starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 5:35 p.m.
About 400 people from the region and beyond, dressed up in green (or not), to celebrate Irish heritage and enjoy the sunny afternoon.
Bemidji's parade tradition started 17 years ago, but a handful of other cities in the U.S. — Hot Springs, Ark., Boulder, Colo., Urbana, Ill. and Hopkins, Minn. — claim to have the "World's Shortest St. Patrick's Parade."
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