Observed on May 15, this day is intended to increase awareness of family issues and encourage nations to create comprehensive guidelines to help tackle serious family-related problems.
April Fool’s Day
April Fool’s Day is celebrated on April 1. It is when people play practical jokes on family and friends.This day is not a holiday for workers.
Thanksgiving Day is the second Monday of October. It is a statutory holiday throughout Canada and is a day when people give thanks for the “harvest” and the good things in life. Many families celebrate by coming together for dinner.
Loonie and Toonie
In 1987, Canada replaced the one dollar bill with a coin—now called a “Loonie.” In 1996, the two dollar bill was replaced by a coin—now called a “Toonie.”
Each year around April 10, the birth date of Jack Miner, a pioneer in Canada’s conservation movement, Canada celebrates National Wildlife Week. Canadians are encouraged to celebrate our natural heritage and participate in conservation efforts.
Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May and is a day to show appreciation for the “Moms” or “Mums” in your life as well as those who serve as a mother-like figure in the lives of others.