-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Canada's Heritage Day

Heritage Day is celebrated on the third Monday of every February and, like the name suggests, is all about Canada's national heritage. Since 1973, several attempts have been made to try and make Heritage Day a statutory holiday so Canadians across the country can celebrate. So far, the attempts have failed, but that doesn't stop Canadians from recognizing and celebrating this day.

Canada's Heritage DayCanada's Heritage Day

What is Canadian Heritage?

Our heritage tells us who we are, where we came from and what influences shaped our nation. You can learn more about Canada's rich heritage in museums, galleries, archives and libraries. If you live in Canada, you've probably seen the posters promoting this day in your school. Several organizations, like Agriculture Canada, Transport Canada and Industry Canada have come together to emphasize the importance of Canada's heritage. Things like boat building by the First Nations, copper mining, the Industrial Revolution and today's economy are all what make Canada a leader in industry and innovation.

Canada: Did U Know?

  • Newfoundland was the first corner of Canada to be seen by Europeans but is the youngest province, coming into Confederation just over 50 years ago.
  • Nunavut is the newest territory, but it's where the Inuit have lived for thousands of years.
Related Stories

 

9 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_columbus-day-thanksgiving-canadian-micro
The second Monday of October is a two-in-one holiday. It's Thanksgiving in Canada and Columbus Da...
Fossils found in Ontario, Canada have scientists believing that marine life made its appearance o...
Micro_happy-canada-day-micro
For most Canadians, Canada Day is about BBQs fireworks and plus a day off work! But there's a lot...
F1013621121203

Why Preserve Canadian Heritage?

  • It's important to know about the past and how the country became the nation it is today.
  • It's only cool to celebrate if we get the day off - otherwise I don't care.

Random In The Forums

malia101
malia101 posted in General:
I will never understand how this thread keeps on getting revived.
reply about 1 hour
Hemoglobin
Watch buzzfeed videos on how ideal body types have changed over time, and what is considered attractive in different cultures all over the world. It shows that it's all about trends and preference and it changes from time to time.
reply about 2 hours
FLBeachGirl
I'm pretty comfortable with my body image. My parents are kind of hippy and just raised me to be cool with how I am.
reply about 3 hours
kimgee
kimgee posted in Say Anything:
it is pretty cool and quite enjoyable to make have you done any?
reply about 4 hours
rainbowpoptart
Ah, short films. Such an under-appreciated art. It takes a true master to tell a story in such a small amount of time (or in a small amount of words; short stories are wonderful too). I don't make them myself, but I plan to in the future.
reply about 4 hours