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Canada Day

CLOSED Canada Day is essentially our Independence Day. Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day and officially became a statutory holiday in 1897. It was renamed in 1982 to Canada Day. The word Canada comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata”. Canada Day celebrates the day Nova Scotia & New Brunswick, Ontario (then Upper Canada) & Quebec (then Lower Canada) came together Read More...

Heritage Day

CLOSED History of Alberta Heritage Day In 1974, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta made the first Monday in August an official provincial holiday to recognize and celebrate the varied cultural heritage of Albertans, known as Heritage Day by passing the Heritage Act of 1974. With the introduction of Family Day in 1990, Heritage Day was Read More...

Labour Day

CLOSED History of Canadian Labour Day The origins of Labour Day in Canada can be traced back to a printer's revolt in 1872 in Toronto when labourers tried to establish a maximum 54-hour workweek. At that time, any union activity was considered illegal and the organizers were jailed. Protest marches of... more

Thanksgiving

CLOSED Canadian and American cultures are not the same. A fact that the world tends to consider the two countries almost the same but ask a Canadian and he would tell you how different the cultures of the two countries are including the way Thanksgiving is celebrated in the two countries. Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated Read More...

Remembrance Day

CLOSED Why We Observe Remembrance Day Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed by Canadians and other members of the Commonwealth since the end of the First World War in order to remember all those who have fought and died in the line of duty to keep us free.  Every year on November 11, Canadians Read More...

Christmas

CLOSED Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. Click for more ...

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated after Christmas Day, occurring on the second day of Christmastide. Though it originated as a holiday to give gifts to poor people, today Boxing Day forms part of Christmas celebrations, with many people choosing to take advantage of Boxing Day sales. Click for more ...