Statement by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day: Fête nationale du Québec et de la Francophonie canadienne
OTTAWA, June 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, we mark Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day: Fête nationale du Québec et de la Francophonie canadienne. On this symbolic day, millions of us are showing our pride in being Québécois or Francophone from elsewhere in Canada. Millions of us are coming together to celebrate what unites us and makes us proud. We have a diverse cultural heritage that sets us apart and makes us unique. Let us never forget that despite our differences, we are united by our language and our culture.
The Government of Canada is proud to provide funding for Saint-Jean-Baptiste festivities all across the country, including in Quebec for the past two years, as we are committed to celebrating our culture together and promoting our rich and beautiful French language.
I invite all Canadians to take advantage of this opportunity participate in the many celebrations taking place across the country. The best way to come together is to share our stories and learn from each other; this is exactly what Celebrate Canada days—National Indigenous Peoples Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and, of course, Canada Day—are all about.
Happy Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day!
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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