May 30, 1992

The Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag is raised in front of the Confederation Building in St. John’s for the first time

To commemorate the event, French-speaking communities across the province will celebrate this recognition of their rights every May 30.

Every year on May 30, the Franco-Newfoundland and Labrador flag is raised in a traditional ceremony held in each of the province’s Francophone regions. It is an opportunity to celebrate the language and culture of Franco-Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, whose presence in the province dates back more than 500 years.