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Moving Day

While most Canadians are celebrating Canada Day, many Quebeckers will be celebrating a less joyous occasion: moving day (fête du déménagement.) Originally in May so people couldn’t be evicted in the middle of winter, Moving Day was moved to July 1st so children could complete a full school year living at the same address, and workers wouldn’t miss a day of work because July 1st is a holiday. It is no longer the law, but still tradition that many leases in Quebec end on June 30th, making July 1st the day when it is impossible to rent a U-Haul and find enough friends to help you move your unwieldy couch. 

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