Thursday, June 24, 2010

National Holiday of Quebec (La Fête nationale du Québec)

Today is the National Holiday of Quebec.  As I have lived here less than a year, this is my first time celebrating this holiday.  In Canada there is also Canada Day, which is celebrated on July 1st, but in Quebec this holiday is a lot bigger than Canada Day. 

From wikipedia:
The National Holiday of Quebec (French: La Fête nationale du Québec) is the national holiday of the Canadian province of Quebec. A paid statutory public holiday covered under the Act Respecting Labour Standards, it is celebrated annually on June 24, St. John the Baptist Day.
In Quebec, the festivities occur on June 23 and June 24 and since 1978 are publicly financed and organized by a National Holiday Organizing Committee (Comité organisateur de la fête nationale). June 24 continues to be celebrated as a festival of French Canadian culture in other provinces and in the United States.


  1. Hi Amanda! I'm visiting from the hop.Happy Quebec National Holiday!

  2. Hopping by. Enjoy the holiday :)

  3. Hey, I'm here from the Hop!
    I live really close to Quebec - it's a beautiful province. Welcome to Canada!

    from Une Parole

  4. oh wow - i love to learn about other countries and their holidays! thanks for sharing!
    are you originally from the US?

  5. I'm just stopping by from the hop. Your Summer Challenge looks very ambitious -- and fun! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your holiday.

  6. Wow, this is new to me. It's so interesting! Have fun celebrating the national holiday of Quebec! :)