Saint Patrick's Day in Canada: Pubs, parades and cocktail recipes
I had no idea that St. Patrick's Day was a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador. It's celebrated on the closest Monday to March 17, so this year it's March 19, 2012. It means that government offices are closed, but Canada Post is open, as are most businesses, stores and many schools. Not sure why it's such a big deal in that part of Canada, but good for them! Here are some other St. Patrick's Day newsmakers and events in Canada. Erin Go Bragh!
Ottawa Citizen ~ How we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Canada
The Wall Street Journal ~ Little Pub on the Prairie: A Saskatchewan Tavern Tries to Pull Ahead on St. Patrick's Day
Wikipedia ~ St. Patrick's Day Canada
Canadiana ~ St. Patrick's Day in Canada
Canada News Centre ~ Minister Kenney issues statement on St. Patrick's Day
Troy Media ~ St. Patrick's Day and the Irish-Canadian heritage
Canadian Living ~ St. Patrick's Day cocktail recipes
Food Network Canada ~ St. Patrick's Day Recipes
smartcanucks.ca ~ Happy St. Patrick's Day Canada
Montreal Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Saint Patrick's Day Parade Toronto
Saint Patrick's Day 5K Run/Walk - Toronto March 18
Canada Blooms ~ Canada's largest flower and garden festival in Toronto, March 17-21
My one and only Guinness, consumed at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland. Photo by Sue Frause.