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.

 

2022 Celebration – The FAC at the Fisher Cats

FAC members and friends celebrated Quebec’s National Holiday at with the NH Fisher Cats.  We even got to cheer on our very own Tim Beaulieu – 2022 Franco-American of the Year – as he threw the first pitch!  What a great way to celebrate!

Photo Credits: PhotoArt by Maurice