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Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade postponed

Posted March 13, 2009 12:19 p.m. EDT

— With Saturday forecast to be cold and rainy, organizers have postponed Raleigh's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival until Saturday, March 21.

The parade is the second-largest in the Southeast and boasts more than 4,000 marchers. N.C. State's football Head Coach Tom O'Brien will be the grand marshal.

Following the parade, a festival will be held in Moore Square, featuring Irish-influenced music, parachuters, Celtic wares and children's activities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food to donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.