St-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal

4 Reviews

Know about this?

hide
  • st-jean show in parc maisoneuve
    st-jean show in parc maisoneuve
    by eternel2002
  • Quebecers celebrating la fete st-jean
    Quebecers celebrating la fete st-jean
    by eternel2002
  • Even indians celebrate la fete st-jean ;)
    Even indians celebrate la fete st-jean...
    by eternel2002
  • appaloosy's Profile Photo

    Bonne Fete Nationale!

    by appaloosy Updated Feb 28, 2013

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bonne Fete Nationale!

    June 24th is St-Jean-Baptiste day; a provincial holiday in Quebec!

    Everyone from all over the province enjoys this holiday as revellers of all ages and background take advantage of this provincial holiday for merry-making and revelry.
    Banks, schools, post offices, and government offices are all closed to celebrate this national holiday.

    The June 24 holiday dates back to 1615 when settlers in New France used it to celebrate the summer solstice and the birth of St-Jean-Baptiste. After the conquest of New France by the British, the holiday waned until the founding of the Societe St-Jean-Baptiste in 1834.

    In recent years past, this day was used by various political and government bodies to promote nationalist pride and fervor, but I am happy to see that this year's celebrations are taking on a more multi-cultural flavor!

    So, come on down and join in the celebrations...!! There is much dancing, cheering, singing, partying and merry-making as spectators celebrate the increasing diversity of the event.!!

    Bonne Fete Nationale everyone!!

    Was this review helpful?

  • eternel2002's Profile Photo

    Quebec day - Fete de st-jean

    by eternel2002 Updated Feb 15, 2006
    st-jean show in parc maisoneuve
    4 more images

    Every june 24th, quebecers in all the province celebrate "La fete st-jean", many celebrations are organized everywhere for this event but the bigges event is the free show in 'parc maisonneuve' where many famous singers and artists come to celebrate with all quebecers.

    Was this review helpful?

  • lotta29's Profile Photo

    La St-Jean - party and celebrate Quebec!

    by lotta29 Written Mar 7, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    La St-Jean on the 24th of July is Quebec's national day and a day to party! Especially the people who support an indepent Quebec celebrate on this day. Head to the Maisonneuve park near the Olympic Stadium to take part in a big open-air concert - about 250 000 people and Quebec-flags and fleur-d'elyse all over! It's a lot of fun!

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Festivals

    Was this review helpful?

  • Pierre_Rouss's Profile Photo

    St-Jean Baptiste is the national holiday of Québec

    by Pierre_Rouss Updated Jul 3, 2003

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    St-Jean Baptiste is the national holiday of Québec
    There is a big parade each year (back 4-5 years ago after an absence of 10-15 years). Floats, fanfarre, etc...
    For the second year, the parade is at night.

    And I am unsure why but, now we refer to the St-Jean Baptiste as the Fête National.

    Related to:
    • Festivals
    • Music
    • Beer Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Montreal

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

105 travelers online now

Comments

View all Montreal hotels