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Emancipation Day (Canada)

Emancipation Day celebrates the day in 1834 when the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect across the British Empire. Many of us are not always aware that Black and Indigenous Peoples were once enslaved on the land that is now Canada. (Canadian heritage page)

National Acadian Day (Canada)

A Canadian holiday to celebrate Acadian culture. Acadians are an ethnic group who settled in New France. Most Acadians live in New Brunswick, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, as well as the state of Louisiana. (Wikipedia)

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Canada)

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a Canadian holiday to recognize the legacy of the Canadian Indian residential school system. Colloquially known as "Orange Shirt Day" the use of an orange shirt as a symbol was inspired by the accounts of Phyllis Jack Webstad, whose personal clothing—including a new orange shirt—was taken from... Read More