One of the largest Lebanese communities in North America successfully renamed a section of Donald Street in Ottawa, Canada to St. Charbel Way, according to the Ottawa-based news outlet CTV News Ottawa.
The celebration included fireworks, speeches and a visit from the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, who entered on a horse-drawn carriage.
WATCH: Patriarch Rai enters on a horse-drawn carriage:
Rai was present to mark the occasion while he was on a ten-day tour of eastern Canada, where he visited other cities to meet with members of the Maronite Catholic community.
The day ended with a Lebanese heritage celebration mass and gala dinner.
WATCH: Unveiling of Saint Charbel Way in Ottawa, Canada:
The Lebanese community in Ottawa is one of the largest in Canada, and holds one of the largest Lebanese festivals in the world every year.