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World

Web Desk
March 12, 2018

St. Patrick's Day celebrations kick off in Canada

World

Web Desk
Mon, Mar, 18

QUEBEC CITY: Canada has kicked off its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations seven days prior and will elongate it over the course of three weekends.

Inhabitants of Richmond in Quebec’s Eastern Townships commemorate the holiday each year with the entire city rejoicing in festivities of music, poetry, along with the key event which is the parade.

The event draws in as much as 3,000 visitors elevating the town’s population.

Starting from the east of the Bloor Street and ending on Nathan Phillips Square, the parade consists of around 200 animals that are brought from around the country to partake in the festivities.

Talking to international media, a resident of the area, Sandra Stuckless, with Irish roots claims that she brought her children to the parade to let them experience and get in touch with their origins. "Its fun, it's exciting, it's a day to celebrate your Irish heritage," says Sandra.