Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Quebec’s national holiday, took place on Wednesday, though it might not have looked like anyone was celebrating anything at all. Ordinarily, the streets would have been crammed for lively parades and raging parties, each event packed with people sporting blue. This year, though, the excitement was a little more subdued in light of our present health crisis. But celebration always finds a way, and so it did on Wednesday. Millions of French-speaking Canadians still found safe opportunities to participate in the holiday without breaking the rules. Even Justin Trudeau went out for some fun, and took his six-year-old son, Hadrien, to a little shop in Gatineau to pick up some desserts — wearing their masks, of course.