Democrats celebrate St. Patrick as they ever have ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff House Speaker Robert DeLeo attended the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, hosted this year by city councilor Bill Linehan. Steven Senne/Associated Press Dancers from the Woods School of Irish Dance performed during the annual breakfast in South Boston. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Jared Valanzola of Rockland (left) showed Senate candidate Michael Sullivan a picture of the Republican photoshopped into a screenshot of "Law and Order" at a breakfast in Scituate. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff This group of cousins, ranging in age from 3 to 10, waited for the South Boston parade to start. Steven Senne/Associated Press Members of the Catamount Pipe Band from Vermont blew their bagpipes while marching in the parade. Steven Senne/Associated Press A girl held an Irish flag while in costume on a float in Southie. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff The crowd watched the parade despite the brisk weather. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff Peter Panic unicycled his way down East Broadway while juggling. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff Frederick Creager of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 dressed as a tin man and greeted people along the route. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff “It’s so nice to see people take pride in their heritage like that,” a visitor from Baldwinsville, N.Y., said of Boston's festivities. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff Army veteran David Carlson of Brighton marched in the Veterans for Peace parade, which followed the traditional parade.