Senator Hubley Introduces Legislation for a National Day of Fiddling (Photo by Lois Siegel)
April 2, 2014 — Today, in the Senate Chamber, Senator Elizabeth Hubley introduced a Private Member’s Bill for an Act respecting National Fiddling Day.
This enactment would designate the third Saturday in May in each and every year as “National Fiddling Day.” A Saturday was chosen to allow and encourage people to enjoy the day to its fullest.
In 2012, the third Saturday in May of each year, became World Fiddle Day, after a campaign began among fiddle players to encourage popular recognition and to celebrate the appreciation, beauty and history of fiddle music, and in honour of Antoni Stradivari, the renowned crafter of stringed instruments.
Senator Hubley, a fiddler herself, believes a National Fiddling Day in Canada is important, as the art of fiddle playing has a significant role in the cultural and social history of Canada. Download Full Release