Saturday, March 17, 2012

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 ~ 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.

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