Canadian Celebrations

 

Canada_flag_mapCanadian public holidays, also known as statutory and general holidays, are dictated by federal, provincial, or territorial governments.

National holidays include New Year’s Day, Easter, Victoria Day, Canada Cay, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas, and Boxing Day.

Some provincial and territorial holidays are Family Day, Heritage Day, Louis Riel Day, New Brunswick Day, and Orangemen’ s Day.

Also celebrated, though not official holidays are Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Halloween, as well as personal religious holidays.

Use the navigation area on the left to find articles about the holidays, crafts, recipes, and more.

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Poutine

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Schmoo Cake

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Canadian Flags

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Canadian Mojito

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Saskatoon Pie

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