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St. Patrick Day in Canada

     
      

Believe it or not St. Patrick Day is not an official Holiday in Canada (Except for NewFoundLand). It is an official Holiday in Newfoundland on the nearest Monday to March 17 each year.

Date for St. Patrick Day in 2014 is Monday, March 17. In 2015, It will occur on Tuesday, March 17 2015 in Canada and on Monday, March 16 2015 in NewFoundland. .

 English:  St. Patrick Day
 French:  Fête de la Saint-Patrick
 German:  St. Patrick's Day


How it is celebrated

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This event is cultural and religious event that commemorates the life of St Patrick, a missionary who worked in Ireland and died on March 17 in the fifth century. He played an important role in converting the people of Ireland to Christianity.

Things to do on St. Patrick Day


Here is a list of events and activities happening around town are particular to St. Patrick Day Celeberation. We have also organized a list of places to go and things to do on long weekends and they are Categorized by provinces. Please click here to get more ideas of Fun Events and Places to visit around Canada.

1. Toronto St. Patrick Day Parade:
The Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest in North America. Since it began in 1988, today the parade has grown to include around 100 organizations, 32 Irish county associations, 2000 marchers, 30 floats, 14 bands as well as an assortment of wolfhounds, leprechauns and talking shamrocks.
2. Quebec - Montreal:
The longest-running Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Canada occurs each year in Montreal, Québec. The parades have been held in continuity since 1824. However, St. Patrick’s Day itself has been celebrated in Montreal as far back as 1759 by Irish soldiers in the Montreal Garrison following the British conquest of New France.
3. NewfoundLand and Labrador:
Although, Toronto and Montreal holds big parades, Saint Patrick’s Day is an official holiday only in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.Due to large Irish population they know how to celebrate it, and the do it for ten days!
     

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