Happy to reconnect with Saint-Jean

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MISE À DAY

After being deprived of large gatherings for two years, citizens have reconnected with downtown Quebec City and neighborhood parties to celebrate, as it should be, the national holiday of Quebecers.< /strong>

Even if the uncertain weather came to spoil the great reunion of the feast of Saint-Jean on the Plains of Abraham on Thursday evening, thousands of diehards had brought out their fleur-de-lis flags to attend the traditional show, a first since 2019 . 

At 18, the drizzle was not going to stop Marie-Lou Harvey and Laurie Ménard who made their way to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to attend their first show of the Saint-Jean.

The energetic Marjo delighted the spectators.

“It's the dream”

“The national holiday in the Capitale-Nationale is the dream. We're here for three days,” exclaimed the girls, who were eager to see Marjo and Marc Labrèche in action.

For Marine Colling, who arrived from France two years ago to join her Sister Océane, it was also the first national holiday on the Plains of Abraham.

With friends, she also took the opportunity to celebrate her 21st birthday. “In France, everyone goes out in the street, but there is not a big stage and a big show like here. 

Richard Séguin and Florent Vollant gave an excellent performance.

Despite the gloomy weather on Thursday, the businesses on Grande Allée were enjoying the return of the National Day.

“Mother Nature did not spoil us, but we had a great evening. The traffic is very good,” explained Alex Grenier, co-owner of the Atelier.

Moreover, the merchants met were expecting a very good weekend because of the three-day holiday for the majority of workers.

Arthur and Théo were having fun in the foam at the Chutes Community Center on Friday , during a neighborhood party for Saint-Jean.

Neighborhood parties

Under a blazing sun, families were numerous and smiles were present at the neighborhood parties that took place in several boroughs of the city de Québec on Friday.

This was particularly the case at the Center communautaire des Chutes in Beauport. The organization Le Pivot, which organized the June 24 festivities, went all out with games for the children, lunch and hot-dog supper, raising of the flag, patriotic speech and in conclusion the Leboeuf Deschamps show.

< p>  We are celebrating our 40th anniversary , proudly mentions Ginette Faucher, executive director of the organization, who has been there since the beginning.

In two days, the Police Department of the City of Quebec has not reported any unfortunate incident related to the Saint-Jean festivities.