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Celebrating Saint-JeanđŸ”„

Celebrating Saint-JeanđŸ”„

Alicia |

The Celebration of St. Jean-Baptiste Day is approaching, and it's time to dive into this iconic celebration of Quebecois culture. In this article, we will take you on a memorable journey through the history and traditions of this national holiday. Throughout the entire weekend, enjoy our Free Shipping on orders over $49.

 

History and Tradition

The Celebration Of St. Jean-Baptiste is much more than just a day of festivities. It is a heritage deeply rooted in the history of Quebec. Let's go back in time and discover the fascinating origins of this celebration.

During the Middle Ages, St. John's Day was associated with pagan rituals of the summer solstice. However, over the centuries, this celebration transformed into a religious feast honoring the birth of Saint Jean-Baptiste, the patron saint of Quebec.

However, the Celebration Of Saint Jean is much more than a religious homage. It has become a symbol of pride and resilience for the people of Quebec. It embodies the assertion of Francophone culture and the desire to preserve Quebecois traditions.

The bonfire of St. Jean is an ancient tradition where young people collect wood to build a towering pyre. Once lit at night, people leap over the flames to ward off evil and purify their lives. This symbolic practice strengthens the sense of renewal and protection against negative energies.

A Whirlwind of Festivities

The Celebration of St. Jean-Baptiste Day is synonymous with gathering, enchanting music, and unique sensory experiences. Bonfires light up the sky, creating a warm atmosphere. The streets resonate with traditional Quebecois music, and colorful parades wind their way through the streets, showcasing the art, culture, and history of Quebec. Traditional costumes and giant puppets animate the streets, transporting spectators to another time.

This year in Montreal, on June 23rd, a grand spectacle is organized at Place des Festivals, in the Quartier des spectacles, starting at 6:30 PM. The following day, on June 24th, the grand parade takes place. Throughout the city, you can see blue flags adorned with the fleur-de-lys, the emblem of Quebec.

During this weekend, connect with your loved ones, share laughter, dances, and barbecues! 😉