We celebrate wide ranging events, some dating back to
Events range from Victories over our foes, New Years,
St. Patrick's Day,
Easter (the Resurrection of our Saviour),
Canada Day (the birth of our nation),
St-Jean-Baptiste Day (Quebec),
Christmas (the birth of our Saviour);
all the way to personal events
like Birthdays, Graduations and Anniversaries and even Groundhog Day.
If you take a closer look, you will find Canadians
virtually always have something to celebrate.
Canadians are just naturally happy people.
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Canadian Holidays Celebrations Ceremonies and Heritage.
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St. Andrew's Day –
St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on the 30th of November. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Greece, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and Saint Andrew, Barbados.
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster - The Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster is observed in Canada on December 11 each year to mark the statute's establishment. The Canadian flag and the Royal Union flag are flown together on this day.
Christmas - December 25th - Celebrating the Birth of Our Saviour.
June is National Aboriginal History Month. This started in 2009 with the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons.
Learn more about the contributions of Indigenous peoples to Canada.
On June 21, celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis!
Prime minister Trudeau announced the renaming of National Aboriginal Day to
National Indigenous Peoples Day (2017 June 21st)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, celebrate the newly named National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa on Wednesday June 21st 2017.
The half-masting of national flags is a well-established procedure whereby countries bestow an honour and express a collective sense of sorrow. Given that such flags are recognized as paramount symbols of their nations, the act of half-masting is a dramatic visual statement that speaks to the sense of loss that is shared by all their citizens.
It is in this context that the Government of Canada wishes to further develop the principles that will determine the half-masting policy relative to the National Flag of Canada as well as the precise arrangements to be put in place and exercised in a consistent and appropriate manner. Therefore, the Government of Canada has adopted
the following rules.
The Flag will be Half-masted on all federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower, from sunrise to sunset on the following days:
April 28, Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace (Workers' Mourning Day);
June 23, National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism;
Last Sunday in September, Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day, unless Half-masting occurs near the place where a memorial is being observed, then Half-masting can occur according to the prescribed order of service, until sunset;
November 11, Remembrance Day, unless Half-masting occurs at the National War Memorial or a place where remembrance is being observed, then Half-masting can occur at 11:00 or according to the prescribed order of service, until sunset;
December 6, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
In addition, the Flag will be Half-masted on the Peace Tower:
from sunrise to sunset on April 9, Vimy Ridge Day; and
for the duration of the annual Memorial Service on Parliament Hill to remember deceased Parliamentarians.
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Bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth
As one of the Fathers of Confederation and Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald's (born January 11, 1815) role in shaping Canada's history is unparalleled. He was instrumental, with the assistance of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, in expanding Canada to the Pacific Ocean. During his years as Prime Minister, Canada experienced rapid growth and prosperity. Manitoba, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island joined Confederation, while the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental line was driven into the ground. He also created the North West Mounted Police, the precursor to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in