The Fete National du Quebec — the National Holiday of Quebec — is today and Canadians, particularly Quebecers, are celebrating this Canadian public holiday that originated in that province. The holiday is sandwiched on the calendar between Victoria Day (the Monday before May 25) and Canada Day (July 1), and coincides with the celebration of St. Jean-Baptiste Day, which dates back to the 1630s in Canada when the French explorers carried it over from France to Canada in the 1630s.
Among the festivities marking this occasion was a very nice reception organized by the Delegation du Quebec – Atlanta that was held in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, which I had the pleasure of attending late this afternoon. The event also marked the upcoming departure of the exceptional and very gracious Ginette Chenard, who has very ably served as the Delegate for the Delegation du Quebec – Atlanta and whose presence will be missed by many Atlantans. Vive la belle province!
Photo Credit: Montrealais c/o Wikimedia Commons
I just moved to Atlanta and I love to read posts from a fellow Canadian! Do you know if La Fête Nationale is celebrated every year in Atlanta? It would be awesome to celebrate with other expats! 🙂
Hi, Jo, and welcome to Atlanta! There is an annual Canada Day Fest celebrated in Atlanta that draws mostly Canadians. (I’m a Canada fan, by the way, but not Canadian — I’ve just traveled there quite a lot!) Best, Brett