Celebrate la Fête de la St-Jean!

 

Originally, St-Jean-Baptiste Day was celebrated in the Province of Quebec.  Over time, it has become a worldwide event celebrated by French Canadians and, in the United States, by Franco-Americans.  Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, June 24,  honors the traditional feast day of the Nativity — or birth — of St. John the Baptist. The religious nature of the holiday has been de-emphasized for civic events, and “la St-Jean” is now mainly a celebration of francophone culture and history filled with public events, parades, barbecues, picnics and fireworks.

 

 

Throughout the month of June, celebrations are taking place in a variety of formats and venues.

 

In-Person Events

June 24, 2021 – Nashua, NH at 11 am

Celebration of New Hampshire’s French Heritage.  Click here for details

June 27, 2021 – Lowell, MA at 11:30

French Mass with Josée VachonClick here for details

 

Virtual Events

Cooking show series:

To celebrate Québec National Day, the Québec Delegates to the United States and to Mexico invite you to a series of cooking shows live from their kitchen! Join Chef Dominic Sylvain and our Delegate General of Québec to Mexico, Stéphanie Allard-Gomez, to discover recipes inspired by our host regions of the US and Mexico, prepared with a Québec twist!

Join us for one or for all! Upon registration, you will receive a list of ingredients and the recipe. Active participation is however not mandatory at all! So sit back, relax and enjoy these unique cooking shows!

Shows will be bilingual French / English (USA) and French / Spanish (Mexico).

June 14 – 12pm CDT – Chicago
Québec aged cheddar grilled cheese with maple bacon jam
Details and registration

June 15 – 12pm PDT – Los Angeles
Grilled romaine with Québec smoked herring dressing
Details and registration

June 16 – 6pm EDT – Atlanta
Québec style Queso Fundido
Details et inscription

June 21 – 6pm EDT – New York & Boston
Classic Québec cottage pie
Details and registration

June 23 – 5pm CDT – Mexico
Tostadas mexicanas con Québec pato
Details et inscription

 

Other Virtual Event

June 25 to 27 – Genticorum Concert

La Délégation du Québec à Boston / Québec Government Office in Boston is sponsoring a virtual concert by Genticorum to celebrate La Saint-Jean the weekend of June 25-27. Pre-recorded in Montreal, Quebec, this virtual concert can be viewed Friday, June 25, 7-8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and an unlimited replay will be available for 96 hours after the show.

Details & Tickets