TOP 4 ST PATRICK'S DAY EVENTS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – St Patrick's DaySt Patrick's Day is a day celebrating the life of the missionary St Patrick, who is famed for playing such a integral part in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity.

Now, his feast day is an opportunity to celebrate Irish culture all over the world, including the longest-running Saint Patrick's Day parades in North America taking place in Montréal, and the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver, recognized as one of North America's Top 10 Saint Patrick's Day Parades.














St Patrick’s Day Parade
late March
Montréal, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – St Patrick's DayHeld every year since 1824, 192 years and longest consecutively running parade without interruption, Montréal’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the longest-running Saint Patrick's Day parades in North America and has come to be recognized as one of North America's Top 10 Saint Patrick's Day Parades. With the appearance of a giant replica of St Patrick marking the start of the fun, the three hour parade of floats, over 40 marching bands bands, a score of community and cultural groups, and thousands of appropriately dressed participants in green, the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Montréal draws a crowd of approximately 600,000 fans as it weaves through downtown Montreal.

For more information about the Montréal St Patrick's Day visit:
http://www.montrealirishparade.com/



Top Twenty Events Canada
St Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the Top 20 events in the whole of Canada






St Patrick’s Day Parade
mid March
Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – St Patrick's DayRecognized as one of North America's Top 10 Saint Patrick's Day Parades, the Saint Patty’s Day Parade in Vancouver features over 2,000 performers and attracts more than 300,000 people each year. Highlights of the parade include award-winning pipe and drum bands, Celtic musicians, civic bands, Scottish and Irish dancers, acrobats, stilt walkers, vintage cars, Irish wolf hounds proudly marching to an Irish beat. the Vancouver police motorcycle drill team and pipe band, fire and police dogs, mounted horse drill teams, multi-cultural organizations and performers, local businesses, and celebrity guests.

For more information about the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver visit:
http://www.celticfestvancouver.com/parade.php






Saint Patrick's Day Parade
mid March
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – St Patrick's DayOne of the world's biggest (and most raucous) Saint Patrick's Day Parades, and a popular event in Toronto since 1863 (over 150 years ago), the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Toronto, recognized as one of North America's Top 10 Saint Patrick's Day Parades, attracts over 500,000 spectators.

For more information about the Toronto St Patrick’s Day Parade visit:
http://www.topatrick.com/





Québec City St-Patrick Parade
mid March
Québec City, Québec (QC)

Top Events Canada – St Patrick's DayCanada's first-known celebration of St. Patrick's Day was held in Québec City in 1765, and while the event was short-lived and not really pursued again until 2010, the Quebec City St-Patrick Parade today is now an increasingly popular event offering everything from music, song and dancing in the street, street artists, horses, and everything Irish in a lively and colorful family atmosphere.

For more information about St. Patrick's Day in Québec City visit:
http://st-patricks-day.com/st_patricks_day_parades_canada_quebec.html








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