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Fête nationale 2019: A guide to Montreal’s celebrations

What is Fête nationale?

In 1977, it was chosen Quebec’s national holiday would be June 24, under the name “Fête nationale.” The event is often set apart with performances and firework appears over the region. Despite the fact that Fête nationale is authoritatively a one-day affair, celebrations will in general begin the prior night, given the nature of the long weekend.

Is Fête nationale different from St-Jean-Baptiste Day?

Not really. Before Fête nationale, June 24 was at that point a noteworthy event in Quebec.

French colonists first brought the custom of celebrating St. John the Baptist’s dining feast day over the Atlantic. In 1646, preceding fireworks were commonplace, revelers denoted the date by firing a gun on the bank of the St. Lawrence River. The event’s prominence waned during the next two centuries. In 1834, journalist Ludger Duvernay founded the Société St-Jean-Baptiste with the aim of advancing festivals of its namesake. He had been motivated by Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and needed to make an equivalent event for French Canadians. In 1908, St. Jean Baptiste was named the patron saint of French-speaking Canadians. TThe province made St-Jean-Baptiste Day a provincial holiday in 1925. Despite the fact that June 24 never again holds a similar religious undertones, numerous Quebecers still allude to it as “la St-Jean.”

What are the fundamental celebrations?

Montreal’s fundamental Fête nationale concert, Le Grand Spectacle, will be held for the current year at Parc Jean-Drapeau at 9 p.m. on Sunday. In excess of 10 different artists and groups are listed to perform, which incorporates Fouki, Jenny Salgado and Cirque Éloize.

On June 24, there will be the 2019 edition National Day Parade, “Quebec under the stars.” The parade is set to feature eight distinct paintings, thanks to the help of in excess of 200 performers, who will help celebrate Quebec and its culture while giving those at the parade an opportunity to experience a journey. The parade will happen on St-Denis St., between Boucher and Cherrier Sts., beginning at 9 p.m.

What if people don’t want to go to Parc Jean-Drapeau?

There are still occasions that are organized all through Montreal, which means people don’t have to go to the park to have a decent time. People can discover here about the activities that will happen in any neighbourhood in Montreal, which incorporates musical performances, activities for children, fireworks and barbecues.

Will there be street closings?

Monday will mark the first day the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be open. Be that as it may, to remain over what streets will be inaccessible.

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