There was a cross-community dimension to Belfast's St Patrick’s Day Festival with Ulster-Scots Highland dancers performing and offering lessons alongside Irish dancers and singing stars Amelia Lily and The Voice UK finalist, David Julien at Custom House Square.
The Belfast St Patrick's Day parade kicked off at midday from Belfast City Hall, with the concert starting at 1pm.
Other events in the city include superstar Van Morrison performing at the Europa Hotel dinner and show; Clannad in concert with the Ulster Orchestra at the Waterfront Hall and a ceili dance at the Ulster Hall.
COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? email@example.com