2016 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick an “ode to spring”

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

The Défilé de la Saint-Patrick made its way into Old Quebec City through Porte Saint-Louis led by a smiling Mayor Régis Labeaume (front and centre), who was closely followed by the City of New York Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. The new, extended parade route was lined with an estimated 60,000 people. It was a great day for the Irish! (More parade photos can be seen on pages 4-5)

The seventh annual Défilé de la Saint-Patrick paraded into Old Quebec City on Saturday, March 19, charming the thousands of residents and visitors who crowded the sidewalks all the way from Avenue Cartier to Quebec City Hall and Place d’Youville. The parade also ushered in spring, which officially began the next day, March 20, at 12:30 a.m. EDT.