March 11 - National day of remembrance for victims of COVID-19
March 11 - National day of remembrance for victims of COVID-19
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National day of remembrance for victims of COVID‑19

The COVID‑19 pandemic will remain graven in the history of Québec, and will leave a huge scar in the lives of many citizens. In order to honour the memory of the victims of COVID‑19, the Gouvernement du Québec is organizing a national day of remembrance, to be held on March 11, 2021.

This day will give the Québec population a chance to take some time out and to pay tribute to the victims of COVID‑19, as well as to their family and friends. It will also be an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable support of all the occupational groups and members of civil society who are on the front lines to fight against COVID‑19.

Beginning in the morning, a national half-masting of the flag of Québec will be observed at all public buildings of the government, of municipalities and of Québec government offices abroad.

A ceremony will take place, between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m., in the forecourt of the Parliament Building.

At 1:00 p.m., the entire population of Québec will be asked to observe a minute of silence.

The cities and municipalities are also invited to hold a ceremony or to take part in this day in their own way.

Different visual concepts for the day have been prepared for the cities, municipalities, businesses, partners and citizens that wish to participate in this collective moment and to demonstrate the solidarity of Quebecers. These concepts may be adapted, printed and posted on social media.

The complete reproduction of these documents is authorized, without modification or alteration (of content, colors and fonts).

People wishing to change their profile picture on Facebook to mark the March 11 commemoration can use the “Commémoration 11 mars” frame available directly on Facebook.

Cities and municipalities requiring information on the adaptable visual concept may write to:

Last update: March 5, 2021


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