Get out your green clothes and shamrocks and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver!
St. Patrick's Day (March 17) has Irish Catholic origins, but its popularity as a celebration of all things Celtic has grown world-wide, making it a favourite holiday among Canadians of all backgrounds. And Vancouverites are no exception!
Use this guide to find the best things to do on St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver 2013.
Usually held on the Sunday closest to St. Patrick's Day, the Vancover St. Patrick's Day Parade attracts 300,000 people annually, includes 2,000 participants, and features Celtic warriors, clowns, stilt walkers, antique vehicles, horse-mounted drill teams, Irish wolfhounds, and an aerial display.
The next Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Western Canada's largest celebration of all things Celtic and an annual Vancouver favourite, CelticFest Vancouver is nine days of music, dance, film, storytelling, and workshops that includes loads of free events for people of all ages.
The next CelticFest Vancouver runs from March 9 - 17, 2013.