Did you know? It was emigrants, particularly to the USA, who make St. Patrick’s Day into the holiday we know today. Boston held its first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1737, followed by New York City in 1762.
Below we’ve included a few events to help you celebrate all things Irish along with some interesting facts about this longstanding celebration.
Mar 5-17. Ottawa Irish Festival. Parade on Mar 14 at 11am on Laurier St. irishsocietyncr.com
Mar 14. DJ Skate Night. St. Patrick’s Day edition. $5. tdplace.ca
Mar 14. Beau’s St. Patrick’s Day Party. Irish inspired cuisine, activities and live entertainment. $35. stpatricksparty.ca
Mar 17. St. Patrick’s Day at Algonquin. Celtic music, stein-holding contest and prizes. Free. algonquinsa.com