While some people are sticking images of shamrocks or rainbows on their windows, a new movement has taken place for the last two evenings across the province.

This movement, named Flash tes lumières, invites everyone to flash their outdoor lights for one minute, every evening at 8:30 pm.

Inititated on a Facebook page as Flash tes lumières COVID19 20h30, by Saint-Léonard-d’Aston, Stéphane Lévesque, the movement was created in support of people working on the front lines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since its creating on Tuesday, the page has reached a total of 262,000 members.

The original Flash tes lumières tradition was first launched in the 90s by Québec stand-up comic, Jean-Marc Parent. At the time, Parent had a tv show called “L’heure JMP” where he’d ask viewers watching his live show to flash their outdoor lights. This quickly became a trend throughout Québec, and now, in these times of crisis, this movement is making a huge comeback.

So this evening at 8:30pm, and until the end of the crisis, flash your outdoor lights for a minute, in support and solidarity!


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