Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 24, 2013 08:32 ET

Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 24, 2013) - It gives me great pleasure to salute everyone taking part in activities celebrating Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, from one end of the country to the other.

The feast day of St. John the Baptist, which used to mark the summer solstice, is now an opportunity for the people of Quebec and Francophones all across Canada to celebrate their cultural identity, and the richness and diversity of Canada's Francophonie from coast to coast. The gatherings and festivities that take place on June 24 allow us to commemorate together-through words, music and various events-Francophone history, and our pride in a flourishing culture and a vibrant language.

I wish you all a wonderful, fun-filled, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day!

David Johnston

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