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November 2021

Acadia Christmas Craft Expo

November 19, 2021 - November 21, 2021

The 2021 Acadia Students' Union Christmas Craft Expo is returning on November 19 - 21, 2021. We look forward to being part of your holiday tradition this year!

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February 2022

CHINESE NEW YEAR

February 1, 2022

The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. The tiger is known to be king of all beasts in China and comes third in the Chinese zodiac. The qualities associated with the tiger are competitive, self-confident, brave, willpower and strength Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday in China.  

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GROUNDHOG DAY

February 2, 2022

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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SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

February 13, 2022

Super Bowl LVI, the 56th Super Bowl and the 51st modern-era National Football League championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2021 NFL season. The American Football Conference champion Cincinnati Bengals will play the National Football Conference champion LA Rams at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The halftime show will be headlined by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar.

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VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14, 2022

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, 2022 - February 19, 2022

  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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 - March 18, 2022

Nova Scotia March Break (No classes)

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