Nova Scotia Archives

The Charitable Irish Society of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Instructions for St. Patrick's Day Parade from M.E. Keefe, President, and M.F. Hartigan, Secretary, Charitable Irish Society, Halifax

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Halifax Acadian Recorder, 17 March 1893, p. 3, reported that "about Halifax the colors of Ireland were displayed on all the streets, from the tops of numerous buildings, and by thousands of men, women and children. A bit of green ribbon tied in the button-hole, or a sprig of shamrock in the hat band denoted the nationality or the descent of a host of the population of Halifax."

The procession included members of the Charitable Irish Society and St. Patrick's Society and three bands (Hibernian Fife and Drum, St. Patrick's, and St. Mary's). The newspaper also noted, "There is no annual procession that takes place in Halifax which attracts so many people on the streets as that of St. Patrick's Day, and there seemed to be a greater crowd than ever about to-day, an immense number following the procession, while the streets were lined along the route."

Date: 13 March 1893

Reference no.: Galloway Nova Scotia Archives  MG 100 vol. 144 no. 29b