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February 1 - 4, 2023 (Wednesday to Saturday)

Registration is now open. See our program and registration links below

Brigid Festival Vancouver is a four-day free festival to celebrate the healing, light, and creativity of Irish women and women across the world with a mix of in-person and virtual gatherings. This year our inclusive theme is: 'There's Room for Everyone Under Brigid's Cloak'.

Brigid Festival Vancouver is a volunteer-led event and admission to all events is free. Donations to the Irish Benevolent Society of BC are appreciated. Learn more here

 

Despite Brigid’s origins in mythology and religion, this festival is non-religious and everyone is welcome. Registration is required.

Traditionally, Brigid/St. Brigid's Day heralds the coming of Spring. She is patroness of many things, including poetry, learning, healing, protection, blacksmithing, livestock and dairy production. The saint shares her name with a Celtic goddess. Brigid's feast day is February 1, which was originally a pre-Christian festival called Imbolc.

View the 2023 Festival events here
You can also sign up for our
newsletter here.

Letters from the Diaspora Talk
Letters from the Diaspora Talk

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Women's Health Panel
Women's Health Panel

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Cross-making workshop
Cross-making workshop

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Letters from the Diaspora Talk
Letters from the Diaspora Talk

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Cathy Geagan, the Consul General of Ireland for Western Canada extends

a warm welcome to all participants of the 2023

Brigid Festival Vancouver.

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A special message from Uachtarán na hÉireann (President of Ireland),
Michael D. Higgins

Did you know that St. Brigid’s Day is particularly significant this year since it will finally become the first national holiday in Ireland to honour a woman?

Here in Vancouver, we have a full day of events planned for Saturday, February 4, 2023. This will be held in the heart of downtown Vancouver at the corner of Granville and Penders Streets in the SFU Segal Building. Check out our full program here.

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