Vancouver, B.C., July 01, 2018
Canada's most important holiday is just around the corner: Canada Day.
But do you know what's going on that day and do you still know all our other holidays in Canada?
Here is a short list with a short description:
- New Year's Day / Nouvel - January 1st
- Good Friday - Good Friday at Easter
- East Monday
- Victoria Day, in Quebec "fête des Patriotes"
celebrated since 1952 on the Monday before May 25th. Before that, it was May 24th Memorial Day in honor of the birthdays of Queen Victoria and Queen Elisabeth II. Victoria Day was proclaimed public holiday in 1845 and appointed by Parliament in 1901 National Day.
- Canada Day - 1st of July
The day commemorates the founding of the Canadian Confederation in 1867.
- Labour Day - first Monday in September
This holiday is a tribute to the labor movement. The day has been celebrated since 1872 and was proclaimed in 1894 as an official holiday.
- Thanksgiving - 2nd Monday in October - Thanksgiving Day.
This day was declared an official holiday in 1879. He was probably taken over by the US, but because of the shorter season, it is celebrated in Canada a few weeks earlier than its neighbors in the south.
- Remembrance Day - November 11th
The day of the truce, which ended the First World War in 1918.
-Christmas Day - December 25th
-Boxing Day - December 26th
A day to recover from the festivities and to go on "after Christmas bargain hunting". Here in the malls and shopping centers bustle. A "boxing" at the counter.
These days are Canada's most important national holidays. In addition, there are other regional holidays in the provinces and territories that are not celebrated throughout the country. For example, Nunavut Day, National Aboriginal Day, Louis Riel Day, St Patrick's Day or St-Jean Baptiste.
We Canadians are not quite as spoiled as our German friends, but still, an acceptable number comes together.
We wish our readers a nice and relaxing holiday!
We won't be able to attend the AmericasMart Atlanta Winter 2021, but find us at the CanGift Virtual Show in February 2021! It's already time for the first trade show of 2021. The AmericasMart Atlanta winter market will take place with showrooms from 12.01.-19.01.2021 and temporaries from 13.01.-17.01.2021. As we are based in Canada, and the Coronavirus pandemic is still limiting the possibilities of travel, our showroom at the Atlanta Market will remain closed for this winter season. However, we highly miss the personal contact to our customers and will keep you updated on our upcoming events!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A WONDERFUL, HEALTHY START INTO THE NEW YEAR 2021! It's the most wonderful time of the year and you are the most wonderful part of our business. Thank you for making this – and every time of the year – so much brighter for us. We couldn't have gone through this year without you!
On Friday, Nov. 27th, we are opening our pop-up store in Richmond's Lansdowne Centre! We hope you started well into this Holiday Season! We are super excited and would like to give you an update on the events for this winter. Due to the pandemic, this year's Vancouver Christmas Market in which we always take part in with our booths, unfortunately had to be canceled. However, we found another great opportunity to offer you our brilliant Herrnhut Stars.