Easter – Symbols and Traditions

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Easter is one of the most important holidays for Christians in the world. For others, it is regarded as the beginning of spring. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as written in The New Testament. Later, the holiday has merged with spring celebrations. Easter is always associated with the Easter Bunny and painted eggs. There are many theories as …

Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend Responsibly

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This weekend will be the second Easter we celebrate since the COVID-19 pandemic started. We all want to spend fun time with our families and friends during the long weekend but remember that we have to do so safely and responsibly. All indoor social gatherings remain prohibited. Public health guidelines should be observed. Easter egg hunts or related activities should …

Calgary Transit Holiday Service

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With Christmas and New Years coming up quick, Calgary Transit has adjusted their hours to accommodate the holidays. Saturday, Dec 25 FREE SERVICE ALL DAYC-trains running every 15 minutesC-trains running every 30 minutes from 10 PM – 2:30 AMBus: Service every 20-45 minutes on Routes 1, 3, 8, 9, 14, 38, 43, 100, 300, 301, 302, MAX Orange, MAX Yellow, MAX Teal and MAX Purple. Sunday, Dec 26 Sunday level of service for both trains and buses. …

International Friendship Day 2020

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The International Day of Friendship was launched in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. On July 30, 2020, it is International Friendship Day, celebrate this year by appreciating your friends and reaching out during this difficult time. You can connect …

Happy Victoria Day!

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Victoria Day is on the Monday before May 25 to honor Queen Victoria’s birthday. Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819. It was during her lifetime that the British Empire expanded greatly. Celebrations are held in some cities such as in Victoria, British Columbia where a parade is held. Nowadays, people may be less aware of the historical meaning …

Mother’s Day

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On the second Sunday of May every year, Canadians celebrate Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is a day to show appreciation for mothers or mother figures. Mother figures can include grandmothers, mothers-in-law, foster mothers, or other people who have a motherly role. Because Mother’s Day is on a Sunday, many people do not have work, which gives them time to do …