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 1929.
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.
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