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January , 2015
Originally known as Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, June 24 celebrates both the summer solstice and the feast of John the Baptist. The Quebec legislature declared June 24 a public holiday in 1925. Since...
January , 2015
Canadians in several provinces observe a statutory holiday on the third Monday of February, in some places called Family Day.
January , 2015
On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the...
January , 2015
The August long weekend goes by many names. Commonly known as the Civic Holiday, it is only officially known by that term in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. It's British Columbia Day, New...
January , 2015
Labour Day, honouring organized labour, is observed throughout Canada on the first Monday in September. The contribution of organized labour to Canadian society has been recognized since...
January , 2015
This holiday was established by the Quebec government to highlight the importance of the patriots' struggle of 1837 - 1838. National Patriots’ Day replaced Fête de Dollard in 2003.
January , 2015
Started in the early 20th century to compliment Mother's Day, Father's Day celebrates fatherhood and parenting. One of the driving forces behind the establishment of Father’s Day was Sonora Smart...
January , 2015
Named after St. Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland, St. Patrick's Day began as a purely Catholic holiday and there became an official feast day in the early 17th century.
January , 2015
Queen Victoria’s Birthday has been celebrated as a statutory holiday in Canada since 1845. Victoria Day is often celebrated with fireworks displays and is considered an informal mark of the...
January , 2015
Every April 22, Earth Day promotes environmental awareness and focuses attention on both global and local issues. Across Canada, millions take part in local events and projects.
January , 2015
Saint Valentine's Day, since the Middle Ages a day to express love and affection, is celebrated with traditional symbols of hearts, doves and Cupid figures.
January , 2015
Easter is "a moveable feast", meaning that it is not fixed in relation to the calendar and varies between March 22 and April 25. The Easter bunny and Easter egg hunts have become part of the...
January , 2015
Established in the early 1900s as a day to honour one's mother, Mother's Day is celebrated in Canada on the second Sunday in May. A popular day for gifts of flowers and greeting cards.
October 13, 2014
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been futilely attempting to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did, however, establish...
October 31, 2014
Halloween has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints' Day, but is today largely a secular celebration. The ancient Celts believed that the border between...
November 11, 2014
In Flanders fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row, / That mark our place; and in the sky / The larks, still bravely singing, fly / Scarce heard amid the guns below. / We are...
December 25, 2014
All around the world, Christmas is celebrated as a momentous occasion...
December 31, 2014
In the Gregorian calendar, the first day of the year is January 1. For a long time, this was not standardized – Britain adopted January 1 as New Year's Day in 1752. In ancient Babylon, New Year's...

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