Saturday was Flag Day at Paradise and Fergus McCann unfurled the Premiership flag ahead of the first home match of the season.
Stokes became the first player since Henrik Larsson to score consecutive hat-tricks in SPL games while on loan at Falkirk from Arsenal when he netted triples against Dundee United and then Dunfermline.
He made his debut in a 3-0 win over Hearts at Celtic Park and netted the winner the following week in a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock for his first goal for the club.
He was unfortunate in season 2012/13 to miss the first half of the campaign through injury but he returned looking sharp and scored the winner in extra-time to book Celtic's place in the Scottish Cup final with a 4-3 win against Dundee United.
Last season Stokes scored 21 goals in all competition, including a double in the title-clinching game at Firhill, while his overall contribution to the campaign was superb, with a string of impressive performances.