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September 2021

LABOUR DAY

September 6, 2021

Labour Day has been celebrated in Canada on the first Monday in September since the 1880s. The origins of Labour Day in Canada can be traced back to December 1872 when a parade was staged in support of the Toronto Typographical Union's strike for a 58-hour work-week, almost a full decade before a similar event in New York City by the American Knights of Labor launched the movement towards the American Labor Day holiday. An old fashioned tradition in Canada…

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NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.

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February 2022

NOVA SCOTIA HERITAGE DAY

February 21

Heritage Day in Nova Scotia is a provincial holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Introduced in 2015, each year this holiday will honour a different person or event, chosen by Nova Scotian school children. Heritage day in 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the Landscape of Grand-Pré becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Today we celebrate the rich heritage of this landscape which features an exceptional traditional agricultural settlement still in use today and an iconic place of…

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September 2022

ROSH HASHANAH

September 25 - September 27

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of God as king. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sept 25 and ends at sundown Sept 27

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