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Fact du jour — First St. Patrick’s Day in Canada

On March 17, 1765, the first St. Patrick’s Day on record in Canada was celebrated by Irish troops serving in the British army in Quebec City. In Montreal, St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated as far back as 1759 by Irish … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Montreal Irish held the city’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17, 1824. Our parade is the longest continually running St. Patrick’s Day parade in Canada. (My husband, who has not a drop of Irish blood, says it is also … Continue reading

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