Canada Calendar 2013
Canada may be a vast country, but it is as sparsely populated as an isolated island in the Pacific. Nonetheless, its traditions, holidays and observances reflect the diversity that Canada considers a pillar to its development today.
New Year’s Day – On this day in the Canada calendar 2013, the Christendom, of which Canada has a significant portion of, celebrate the end of the past year and the beginning of the New Year with fireworks and loud parties.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Groundhog Day – On this day people get up early in the morning to go and see the Groundhog emerging from its hole. It is said that if it is a sunny day than the winter will be around for six more weeks while if it is a cloudy day the winter will be over soon.
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Valentine’s day – Canada celebrates this day as most countries around the world by buying flowers, chocolates and other presents for their loved ones. Its origins however are European transplanted by the wave of immigrants that came to America and then to Canada.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
St. Patrick’s Day – Originally celebrated in Ireland, this Celebration has spread to America and Canada and is now widely celebrated in both countries. It is celebrated in honor of St. Patrick the major patron saint of Ireland. On this day in the Canada calendar 2013, wearing of green and shamrock are a tradition.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Easter Sunday – This religious festivity celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, when he returned alive after being crucified. Activities that traditionally take place on this day are the popular Easter egg hunt and Easter Parades.
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Vimy Ridge Day – This day in the Canada calendar 2013 was initiated to honor the people that died in the battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I, which took place in France in 1971. It has only been celebrated annually since 2003.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
National Aboriginal Day – This day has first been celebrated in 1996 to honor the three Aboriginal groups that are living in Canada. It is celebrated all over Canada and is used to teach the citizens more about the Inuit, the Métis and the first Nations.
Friday, 21 June 2013
Canada Day – Canada has its own July 1st. This national holiday is celebrated every year to commemorate the independence that Canada achieved in 1867. Traditionally air shows, barbecues, parades and fairs are held throughout the country on this day.
Monday, 1 July 2013
Thanksgiving Day – The origins of this day in Canada are different from America’s Thanksgiving. The Canadians originally celebrated it as gratitude that they survived the long travel from Great Britain to Canada. However, the modern expression of the celebration is identical to that of the United States.
Monday, 14 October 2013
Christmas Day – The birth of the Christian savior is one of the most, if not the most, anticipated event in the Christendom calendar. Given the massive commercialization of Christmas, one can expect endless partying and gift-giving during this occasion.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Canada Holidays in 2013.!