St. Jean Baptiste History
This day commemorates the life of John the Baptist, a Jewish preacher who baptized Jesus in the Jordan River and is a symbol of French Canadian pride and heritage. Many centuries ago, as Christianity spread through France, celebrations for the summer solstice began to merge with Saint John the Baptist's feast day, June 24. This new French celebration was brought with the French Colonists to Canada however it didn't quite catch on immediately.
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