Fanfares, green hats and dancers: The traditional Saint-Patrick’s Day Parade returns to the streets of Montreal after a two-year absence due to the epidemic.
Posted at 10:34 am yesterday
The kick-off was given at 9:30 a.m. on the corner of Du Fort and Saint-Catherine streets, with green waves heading east at the sound of bagpipes and drums.
Thousands of spectators, wearing green hats, greeted the musicians in the light rain. “It’s great to be back on the streets of Montreal, we missed it,” said Jack Doyle, assistant parade director. It’s great to see people laughing. ⁇
At the end of the procession, member of the parade, Daniel Bonin, showed La Pressసే his gold shoes, which he wore on the occasion. “I’m glad people came out after two years of sleep during the epidemic,” he said. Usually St. Patrick’s Day Parade is like a spring festival. The man, who wore a green beard, said he had been at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for 35 years.
The Mayor of Montreal, Valerie Plante, will take part in the festivities.