January 21: Quebec Flag Day

Posted By: Jason Mayoff · 1/21/2013 5:11:00 PM

Quebec will create its own annual flag day to fete the Fleur-de-lis, every Jan. 21.

Premier Pauline Marois made the announcement today on the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Quebec flag, which replaced the Union Jack in the province in 1948. 

Quebec will now have an annual event similar to the one created by the federal government in 1996.

On Feb. 15 of that year, just months after the country nearly broke up in the Quebec referendum vote, the Chretien government
created the National Flag of Canada Day.

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  1. Warren Thwing posted on 01/21/2013 05:26 PM
    I bet if a Quebec person flies the CANADIAN Flag on Feb 15th that the Separates will try to take it down !! Come to think of it, a Canadian Flag flying on private property in Saint-Lambert was stolen several times!!!
  2. Umaga posted on 01/21/2013 06:11 PM
    Do I understand that right ? The Union Jack was the provincial flag until 1948 ?
  3. Katherine posted on 01/21/2013 06:43 PM
    Oh UMAGA I bet you are so happy with this news. I bet you will have that blue and white flying beautifully on your car, outside your home, on your face.
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