It's St Patricks Day weekend!
Whether you wanna get your drink on to celebrate the demise of winter, or you claim some Irish heritage - St Patricks Day is one for the Montreal books, every year.
No matter how you celebrate, or what you get up to - Montreal knows how to do St Patrick's Day.
Did you know that Montreal actually ranks as one of the best cities in the world for St Patrick's Day festivities?
It's true! In fact, according to stats from 2015 - Montreal even beat out Dublin, Ireland, for the craziest St Patty's Day happenings.
With Montreal's St Patrick's Day parade being the largest of its kind in all of Canada, it's no surprise that we rank around the world.
Did you also know that the Montreal St Patrick's Day parade has been going on every year, without fail, since 1824? I certainly did not - and I think this is pretty amazing, am I right?
The history of the Irish holiday in Montreal goes back further than that, even. The celebrations began in Montreal back in 1759 when Irish soldiers stationed here in town began to celebrate their Nation's holiday.
According to National Geographic, these are the top 10 cities around the world for St Patrick's Day celebrations:
- New York City, New York
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Chicago, Illinois
- Savannah, Georgia
- Montserrat, West Indies
- Montreal, Quebec
- Dublin, Ireland
- Birmingham, England
- Cabo Roig, Spain
- Auckland, New Zealand
The time has come, Montreal, to get out and celebrate the Irish with bar events, drink specials, and the annual parade this Sunday, March 18 - at noon.
Check out some great deals and specials happening in Montreal for St Patricks Day this weekend.