Irish flag at City Hall welcomes St. Patrick’s Day and parade

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

President of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick Stephen Burke, mayor Régis Labeaume and deputy-mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle raise the Irish flag to signal the upcoming St. Patrick's celebrations and parade in Quebec City. Piper Christian Haerinck (left) led the way from City Hall to the nearby Pub Saint-Patrick, where a press conference was held.

Quebec City mayor Régis Labeaume, deputy-mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle and Stephen Burke, president of the 2015 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick, cheerfully raised the Irish flag beside City Hall on Friday, March 13. Despite the ominous date, the ceremony bodes well for the wearers of green.