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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     redmondredd is an American ex-pat living in Berlin. "The Germans are not so familiar with St. Patrick's Day, but it is becoming more and more popular every year as more and more people get exposed to it through friends, newspapers, radio and TV, and the social media," he said.
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    Four years ago was the first time a St. Patrick Festival was celebrated in Berlin with a small parade. This year the Irish community has come together to organize a bigger volksfest with a parade, art exhibitions, movie festival, live concerts, and open pubs and restaurants serving fish and chips, sheperd pies and the traditional beer Guinness and Kilkenny all night long. The parade this year took place in the district of Berlin-Friedrichshain which ended at the Arena in Berlin-Treptow with live bands, dance troupes, disco, and Irish food. At Alexanderplatz, the city's landmark Fernsehturm (TV tower) was illuminated in glowing shamrock green from the early evening until 5 a.m. the next day.

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