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February 2022

GROUNDHOG DAY

February 2

Many Canadians celebrate Groundhog Day. Some Christian churches also celebrate Candlemas on this day, while others use Groundhog Day to take down their Christmas decorations. Groundhog Day is growing more and more popular in Canada. There is a festival in Wiarton, Ontario, where the town groundhog, Wiarton Willie, delivers his “prediction” early in the morning on February 2 every year... but the first (arguably the best) prognosticator is Nova Scotia's own Shubenacadie Sam! This year Sam will make his prediction…

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VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. In North America, about 190 million Valentine's Day cards…

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“WHITE JUAN” (2004)

February 18 - February 19

  White Juan is the unofficial name given to the hurricane-strength nor'easter blizzard of February 2004 that affected most of Atlantic Canada and the Eastern United States between February 17 and 20, 2004—five months after Hurricane Juan devastated Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Snowfall amounts for February 18–19 The aftermath of White Juan Halifax and Dartmouth: 95.5 centimetres (37.6 in) Yarmouth: 101.0 centimetres (39.8 in) Charlottetown: 74.4 centimetres (29.3 in) Halifax International Airport: 66.8 centimetres (26.3 in) Enfield: 66.6…

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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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March 2022

INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY

March 8

International Women's Day 2022 theme is 'Break the Bias' There are MANY events celebrating the day. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Here in HRM, all are welcome to a free virtual event.  When:  from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Where: Zoom. Please register for the virtual event   https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J3lzwuwsR_GmzAwqz4M9eQ  

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS

March 13 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am

Time to "spring forward"! Officially clocks go ahead Sunday morning at 2:00am (to 3:00am), but most of us do it tonight before we go to bed. Don't worry, we'll get the hour back... in the fall. ALSO... test and change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

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MARCH BREAK

March 14 - March 18

Nova Scotia March Break (No classes)

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Birthday – THE BLUENOSE (101)

March 26

On March 26th, 1921, the Schooner “Bluenose” was launched in Lunenburg Harbour, NS  

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April 2022

APRIL FOOL’S DAY

April 1

April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day is an annual custom on April 1 consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting "April Fools!" at the recipient. Mass media can be involved in these pranks, which may be revealed as such the following day (so watch out!). The custom of setting aside a day for playing harmless pranks upon one's neighbour has been relatively common in the world historically.

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GOOD FRIDAY

April 15

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death.   Observed on the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday Good Friday is a federal statutory holiday across Canada..

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