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.

In Quebec, the holiday is now celebrated as la Fête Nationale and “la St-Jean” is now mainly a celebration of Francophone culture and history filled with public events, parades, barbeques, picnics and fireworks.

For information about Québec and its New England connections, visit the Délégation du Québec à Boston website.


2023 Events

French All Around Us – Meet the Authors


Join local fellow authors who contributed their respective chapters to the book French All Around Us. It will take place at the Bookery, Manchester’s independent bookstore at 844 Elm Street on Saturday, June 24 at 4 p.m., the feast day of Saint Jean-Baptiste, patron saint of the French in North America.

This is a free event, but you must register to guarantee your seat.




Franco-American Festival

Celebrate la St-Jean for an entire week with our Friends in Lowell.

For more information send an email to : [email protected]

Download flyer : 2023 Lowell Franco Week Flyer.pdf (122 downloads)