March 17th – the day when everyone is Irish and everyone loves the color green! St. Patrick’s Day dates back to the early 17th century and is a celebration of Irish culture. Today, St. Patrick’s day is probably the most celebrated saints day all over the world.
So, just how do people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? In Halifax the bars and pubs are gearing up for one of their busiest days all year. Many will open their doors to patrons for breakfast at 8:00AM and continue well into the wee small hours of the morning. One article I read stated that some bars have doubled their orders for beer and food in order to handle the volume. There will be lots of music and celebrations in the pubs and bars all over the city.
In other celebrations, the 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place through the streets of north end Halifax beginning at the Hydrostone Market. The parade winds its way through to the 125 year old, historic St. Patrick’s Church on Brunswick St where an Irish Lunch of Shepherd’s Pie and beer will be served up with lots of music and entertainment. There’s lots of activities for all on St. Patrick’s Day in Halifax, check out some of the fun things to do here http://www.thecoast.ca/gyrobase/EventSearch?sortType=title&eventSection=1364652&eventCategory=1546712&page=1
A Happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day to all! Sláinte!