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Happy Family Day, Islander Day, Louis Riel Day…
February 17, 2011 – 5:51 pm | 2 Comments
Happy Family Day, Islander Day, Louis Riel Day…

In the U.S., the third Monday in February is a national hol­i­day. Washington’s Birthday (often cel­e­brated as Presidents’ Day) hon­ors George Washington, the first American president.

If you live in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward

Thanksgiving: What’s different in Canada?
November 25, 2010 – 1:35 pm | 6 Comments
Thanksgiving: What’s different in Canada?

In honor of American Thanksgiving Day, Canadian Living mag­a­zine has posted a quiz: How do Canadian Thanksgiving feasts dif­fer from American Thanksgivings?

I’ve found that the meals them­selves are fairly sim­i­lar — turkey, stuff­ing, gravy,

It’s Remembrance Day, and Canadians are wearing poppies
November 11, 2010 – 1:05 am | One Comment
It’s Remembrance Day, and Canadians are wearing poppies

November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada.

Last year, we blogged about “Why is every­one wear­ing pop­pies?” to explain Canada’s Remembrance Day traditions:

A national pub­lic hol­i­day, Remembrance Day is cel­e­brated at the …

Happy Victoria Day!
May 24, 2010 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on Happy Victoria Day!
Happy Victoria Day!

It’s Victoria Day here in Canada today.

For most Canadians, the hol­i­day is the unof­fi­cial start of sum­mer, with bar­be­cues, beach pic­nics, or week­ends at the lake (at least if the weather cooperates).

But …

Political correctness: More American or Canadian?
March 19, 2010 – 7:05 am | Comments Off on Political correctness: More American or Canadian?
Political correctness: More American or Canadian?

Before I moved to Canada, I used to think that the U.S. had the monop­oly on polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness. At least in New England where I lived, every­one wishes you “Happy Holidays,” instead of “Merry Christmas” …