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Origin of Labour Day in Canada In Canada, the origin of Labour Day dates back to 1872, at a time when workplace safety and unemployment insurance did not exist. Working 10 plus hours a day was the norm at that time. Workers were launching campaigns and parades towards better working conditions. However, trade unions were …

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The first official, annual Thanksgiving in Canada was celebrated on 6 November 1879, though Indigenous peoples in Canada have a history of celebrating the fall harvest that predates the arrival of European settlers. Sir Martin Frobisher  and his crew are credited as the first Europeans to celebrate a Thanksgiving ceremony in North America, in 1578. They were followed …

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Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, every 11 November at 11 a.m. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and an opportunity to recall all those who have served in the nation’s defence. The person who first introduced the Poppy to Canada and the Commonwealth was Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae …

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Christmas is an extremely important event for all Christians. It is the incarnation of God. It is celebrated on the 25th December every year. On the 1st December advent begins, this is the time leading up to Christmas day, Jesus’ birthday. It is very important because this is when God came to Earth in human …

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Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26th. It is a statutory holiday in the federal jurisdiction and in Ontario. If it falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the working day immediately preceding or following Boxing Day is considered a legal holiday. Boxing Day, also known as the Feast of St. Stephen (after the first …

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