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Canadian Culture

You will come to find that Canadians are very friendly and welcoming people of many different cultures, nationalities and religions. This country shares many unique and widely-celebrated holidays that are exciting to experience and learn about. Learn more about Canadian Culture and what Holidays are celebrated in Canada.

Canada Day

Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st of each year and is the anniversary of the day in 1867 when Canada officially became an independent country. There are many festivities that happen all across the country in celebration of our nation’s birthday. Throughout Lanark County, at night, there are spectacular fireworks shows. 


Thanksgiving is a common tradition that is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October. As the name Thanksgiving suggests, this holiday is for giving thanks close to the harvest season. It is a time to be thankful all of the blessings in our lives.


Remembrance Day

On November 11th of each year, services are held across Canada to remember the lives that were lost in the First World War. A moment of silence begins on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the First World War was formally declared over. Lanark County has Rememberance Day ceremonies that the community is welcome to attend. Pins that look like poppies are distributed weeks before Remembrance Day and are worn over the left side of the chest, over the heart, as a symbol of remembrance in Canada.


On October 31st of every year, children dress up in costumes and knock on doors in the neighborhood saying “Trick or Treat” and collecting candy from the person who answers the door. Lots of people carve pumpkins and decorate their homes to look scary. Join in the fun and dress up on this Holiday!!

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