Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sunday is the Saint Paddy's Day Parade......whether you are Irish or not Montrealers celebrate,Especially (to steal a line from my friend Ken's Dad) theTavern Irish Like to Join In Wholeheartedly


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St. Patrick the patron Saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity’s most widely known figures. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death. For centuries, the Irish have observed this day.

The Montreal St. Patrick’s Parade has run consecutively since 1824 and has been organized by the United Irish Societies of Montreal since 1928.

Each year in March, the citizens of Montreal and visitors are invited to enjoy this celebration of St. Patrick, the Irish community and the welcoming of Spring. This giant replica of St. Patrick at the onset of the parade lets everyone know that the celebration has begun and the Grand Marshal who leads the three hour presentation of floats, bands, community and cultural groups follows him.

The Irish welcome you to join in this celebration.


Les F said...

Les F said...

It seems odd that the parade will be on a Saturday,I always thought it was held on Sunday's ,however the 17th is Saturday for sure........
Happy Saint Patricks Day for those of you who are Irish.....and those of you who wish you were ( as the saying goes)............. HF&RV Cheers ! - Les