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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 the …

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 » …