SHAMROCKS will be out in force this weekend as Huddersfield celebrates St Patrick's Day.
The town's Irish community launched a week of events with a colourful parade last Sunday.
And there will be entertainers and discos at Huddersfield's Irish Centre and St Patrick's Centre for the day itself - tomorrow.
Joan St John, of the Huddersfield Irish Centre, said: "It is a holy day so a lot of people will go to church but there will be events in the evening."
The partying at O'Neill's Irish bar in Queensgate started today. Customers will mark the start of the saint's day throughout the world.
Manager Chris Hart said: "A bell will ring in the bar when St Patrick's Day starts in Fiji and then in Sydney, Australia, Beijing, China, Delhi, India and Rome, Italy."
At midnight, the English and Irish celebrations begin and go on until 1am. And tomorrow there will be Irish dancers, a face painter creating shamrocks and Irish flags, and Irish stew.
At the Head of Steam in Huddersfield 17 Irish ales are on sale.