The National Movement of Quebecers (MNQ) is proud to present the 2019 theme of the National Day of Quebec: “A world of traditions” . For its 185th edition , the National Day wishes to celebrate the traditions of Quebec. If they bear witness to our past, they are also part of the contemporary era, since they are transformed to the rhythm of our modern customs. Our traditions have shaped and still shape the Quebec of today.

From Quebec TRAD music that makes us tap our feet, dance to the sound of fiery violins and reminds us of joyful reunions and family reunions, through our culinary, craft or cultural traditions, these are the roots of our unique culture that are put forward. This year, the campaign is available in two posters. The first visual proposes a violin, symbol par excellence of TRAD music which occupies a large place in the Quebec imagination. If Quebec culture successfully practices the arts every day, it is undoubtedly in the field of song that the Quebec tradition is strongest! The second poster highlights a paddle: it refers to the First Nations who allowed us to sail on our majestic river and in the sky of the Chasse-Galerie or to discover our blue gold. Created by Onquata, the paddle is an original creation by Wendat craftswomen from Wendake , a mother-daughter project that unites ancestral and contemporary traditions. Of course, our traditional fleur-de-lis takes pride of place on the two posters at the heart of this campaign.

A feast for all Quebecers, the June 23 and 24 celebrations are synonymous with pride and bring together more than 2.5 million people through the organization of more than 6,000 activities for all tastes, spread over more than 700 sites, from Malartic to Cap-au-Renard, via Coaticook and Saint-Fabien . The National Day invites the whole population to dive into this world of traditions and come and celebrate proudly on one of the many sites.

The kick-off of the 2019 festivities will be held next Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m., at the Lion d'Or cabaret in Montreal (1676, rue Ontario Est), where the spokesperson, national advertising, the recipient of the Artisan de la Fête nationale award as well as part of the national programming for the 2019 edition.

Founded in 1947, the MNQ has coordinated the implementation of the National Day throughout the territory, on behalf of the Government of Quebec, since April 7, 1984. Today it brings together 19 National Societies and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Societies, distributed throughout Quebec.


For further information: National Movement of Quebecers, Laurence Alberro, Head of Communications,, Cell. : 514 884-0223