- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - It’s one of Massachusetts’ most durable political traditions - and, yes, there will be awkward jokes, Irish singing and green neckties.

The annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is scheduled for Sunday morning at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The event is typically one of the hottest political tickets in town, and this year is no exception.

The state’s top politicians are planning to stop by, including Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

The breakfast will be followed by the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through the streets of the city’s South Boston neighborhood.

It’s not just local politicians who join in the celebration.

Last year Vice President Joe Biden phoned in to the breakfast to talk about the day and his Irish heritage.

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