National Fiddling Day
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Be sure to share the hashtag #nationalfiddlingday and find us on social media to share your
National Fiddling Day celebrations:
National Fiddling Day Act
An Act respecting National Fiddling Day
Join us throughout Canada, in each and every year, the third Saturday in May for “National Fiddling Day!" as declared by the Government of Canada! This national act was conceived by Board members of the CGMFA and championed by Senator Elizabeth Hubley.
Whether you are performing, jamming, practicing, listening to fiddle music, or even see a fiddler playing .... please celebrate the rich history of Canadian Fiddling by sharing on social media.
Use the following hashtag: #nationalfiddlingday and be sure to 'tag' the CGMFA!
National Fiddling Day marked for the first time
The recognition comes as a result of efforts by two Maritimers on Parliament Hill
“I envisioned National Fiddling Day to be a whole day of celebration where fiddlers share their talent, lifting spirits and making people happy. Like Canada, it [fiddling] embraces and accommodates many different styles and traditions, allowing each to thrive and flourish — even while we create an entirely new sound.”
— Senator Elizabeth Hubley May 18 2016