Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 175 - Happy St. Jean

On June 23rd and 24th many people in Quebec celebrate St. Jean Bapiste Day. Many people find their way to the Plains of Abraham on the evening of the 23rd. There is music, fireworks and unfortunately lots of drinking. On the 24th pretty much every thing is closed. Those who were more reckless the night before spend the day recovering. Others spend the day with family and friends, enjoying each other's company and the pride of living in Quebec. Like many things in Quebec, this holiday can be quite controversial. It is after all called a 'National' holiday even though it's celebrated only in the province of Quebec.
Personally, it's not a holiday I feel a kinship to. I love living in Quebec and think it's a beautiful and interesting part of the world. But in my heart of hearts, I am Canadian and to me Quebec is but one piece to the puzzle we call Canada.

1 comment:

Kristy Johnson said...

Thanks for that bit of history! I visited Quebec city last year chaperoning on an 8th grade trip. Although the 8th grade behavior left a little to be desired, the scenery was beautiful! Can't wait to go back!