Event: 78th Highlanders Freedom of the City Parade

78th Highlanders Freedom of the City Parade

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Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Posted in: Events > Halifax > Attractions

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The Halifax Citadel’s iconic 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) exercise the Freedom of the City of Halifax annually in August. This time honoured tradition dates as far back as the Roman Empire, and was originally granted to military units that had gained the trust of a municipality. These units were permitted to parade through the town with “drums beating, colours flying and bayonets fixed.” The parade begins at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site at 11 am with a formal march on and medal presentation inside the fort. Following the traditional firing of the noon gun, the entire unit, with pipes, drums, and flying colours, will march to Government House and then to the Grand Parade. 11 am to 1 pm. For more information, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel

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Venue: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site