Bonne Saint-Jean à nos amis du Québec! ⚜️

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Bonne Saint-Jean à tous!
Bonne Fête nationale à tous nos amis québécois et québécoises de la part du Programme d’études canadiennes de l’université de Californie Berkeley!
Celebrated on June 24, the Fête nationale, or La Saint-Jean, is the national holiday of Québec. The festival dates to 1834, when Québec patriotes, inspired by Irish-Canadian St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, chose the Feast of St. John the Baptist as a day to celebrate the unique culture and heritage of the people of Québec. The tradition continues 188 years later, inviting Quebeckers of all backgrounds to celebrate their love of their home province.
This term, Canadian Studies is sponsoring several graduate students doing exciting research in Québec, including Joshua Zimmt, who is studying fossils on Anticosti Island, and Jennifer Kaplan, investigating the development of gender-neutral French in Montréal. We also recently added Professor William Burton, an expert in French and Québécois literature, as a faculty affiliate.
Click here for information about this year’s festivities (in French). Bonne Fête à tous!
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

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