Quebecers celebrate Fete Nationale
The sun was shining as Quebecers of all backgrounds took in Sunday afternoon's Fete Nationale parade along Sherbrooke.
The colorful, but mostly blue and white-themed parade, began at Sherbrooke and Fullum at one o'clock and made its way east toward Masionneuve Park, the scene of a big evening concert.
The crowd, which included many families as well as many people with painted faces, was described as a real celebration of Quebec history, music as well as culture.
Many of the floats included historical caricatures, including Samuel de Champlain and Jeanne Mance.
One huge float featured Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice Richard and a Habs jersey.
As many as 125-thousand people were expected for the concert.
The metro was scheduled to run later than usual to accomodate the crowds.