Holidays & Observances in Canada
Canada is a North American country north of the United States. Settled by both the English and the French, Canada’s culture has been greatly affected by both. The Province of Quebec uses French as its official language while the rest of the country predominantly speaks English. Canada’s culture is still very connected to the United Kingdom, and this is evident in their celebration of holidays such as Victoria Day. They are also influenced by the United States with holidays such as Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on a different date than in the United States, but involves very similar traditions. Religiously Canada is very diverse, and Christian, Jewish, and Muslim holidays are all considered important. Christianity is the most influential, though, and many Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter are celebrated across the country even by those who do not practice Christianity.