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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Flag Day - Québec

The flag of Québec, Canada, flying in downtown Montréal. 4 July 2008. Photo by Makaristos [Public domain]. Available from Wikimedia Commons.

On 21 January 1948, the flag of Québec, called the Fleurdelisé, was adopted. It has four fleurs-de-lis (which symbolize purity), a blue field (which symbolizes Heaven), and a white cross. It was first shown at the Parliament Building in Québec City, on the day of its adoption.

On Flag Day, National Societies and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Societies organize activities to promote the Fleurdelisé.

Although I do not have French-Canadian ancestors (as far as I know), some of my ancestors lived in Montreal from the late 1870s to the early 1890s.

Flag of Quebec

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