In Canada, some of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations happen in Montreal, where a spectacular parade through the city’s downtown streets has been an annual event since 1824. St. John’s Newfoundland is a bastion of Irish heritage, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a pub along George St. that’s not packed on March 17th; Newfoundland is also the only province in Canada that declares March 17th an official holiday. On Canada’s West coast, Vancouver is hosting the week-long CelticFest, which offers a slew of live music, dance and theatre performances in venues round the city.
Our Irish guides: Barbara, Kieran, Joe, John, Rory, Paul, Gerald, Bobby, William, James and Finola are all gearing up for a week of celebrations in their hometowns of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast and Londonderry. You could meet one of them on a private Ireland Tour.
Any plans to hit up an Irish pub in your city for a pint of green beer?