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 13. Leprechaun Toonie Skate (Burnaby). Kensington Recreation Complex. $2. burnaby.ca
Mar 14. St. Patrick’s Day 5K. 5K run in support of Diabetes Canada. Stanley Park Pavilion. $30+. stpatricks5k.com
Mar 17. St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration. St. James Hall. celticfestvancouver.com
Mar 17. St. Patrick’s Day at Craft Brewery. Live entertainment, Irish whiskey and beer. Reservations required. craftbeermarket.ca/vancouver