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Don’t forget Quebecois holiday

I ENJOYED Alex Beam’s column on the summer solstice (“Letting the sun shine in,” Op-ed, June 20) — except for his surprising slip-up regarding John the Baptist’s day, June 24. “Who remembers that?” he asked.

Why, millions of French-Canadians do, as the Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec's national holiday, and a celebration of French-Canadian identity everywhere. Missing the holiday was an almost shocking omission, given Beam’s well-known Canadaphilia.

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I suggest he treat this cultural blind spot by attending Lowell’s annual Franco-American Week, which continues until June 30 this year and is centered around, what else, St. Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24.

Jim Beauchesne

Arlington

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