January 31st, 2021
With a heavy heart and careful consideration, the United Irish Societies of Montreal Executive Committee (Organizers of the Montreal St-Patrick Parade) has cancelled the 2021 St. Patrick’s Parade scheduled for March 14th, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At this time, the health and safety of the Montreal community is our greatest priority. We must act in the best interest and well-being of all organizers, volunteers, participants, and spectators. Though we are disappointed to announce the cancellation, we will monitor the situation. If public safety rules allow large gatherings at any point in 2021, we reserve the right to hold the parade on an alternate date.
Montreal’s St Patrick’s Parade has been held since 1824 and the United Irish Societies have had the honour of hosting it since 1929. There is a responsibility to our members, community, history and ensure the continuity of this event and we take this responsibility very seriously.
We thank our members, sister societies, and partners for their support and understanding and we wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, 2021.
Please follow us on our social media account @uismtl and our website www.montrealirishparade.com for further updates over the coming days & weeks.
VP Advertising & Public Relations – The United Irish Societies of Montreal
Organizers of the 198th Montreal St-Patrick’s Day parade