National Geographic Names Montreal the 6th Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

The St. Patrick’s Day weekend is finally here!  It is a weekend that is much anticipated in Montreal!

National Geographic has named Montreal as the 6th best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  We ranked higher than any city in Ireland, surprisingly!

Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is the largest of its kind in all of Canada and has a pretty high ranking in world-wide standings.

Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day parade has been going on since 1824.  The history of this Irish holiday in Montreal goes back to festivities taking place as far back as 1759 when Irish soldiers stationed here in town began to celebrate their Nation’s holiday.

Here are the top 10 destinations to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the world:

  1. New York City
  2. Boston
  3. Chicago
  4. Savannah
  5. Montserrat
  6. Montreal
  7. Dublin
  8. Birmingham
  9. Cabo Roig
  10. Auckland

Join our EC Montreal students by attending the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, March 18.  Make sure you go out to an Irish pub on Saturday, March 17 to get a taste of a traditional St. Paddy’s day celebration!

Whatever you choose to do, drink in moderation and stay safe.

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