Red Mitten Day is a day that originated in Canada to show pride of Canada and to celebrate peace and friendship.
This red mitten is one of Canada's national symbols. The history of the red mitten goes back to the early 1800s, when Canada was still a British colony. At that time, Canada was divided into two parts: Upper Canada and Lower Canada. The people who lived in Upper Canada were mostly British, while the people who lived in Lower Canada were mostly French.
One winter, a group of French Canadian children were playing outside in the snow. They had made a fort out of snow and were pretending to be soldiers. Suddenly, they saw a group of British soldiers coming towards them.
The French Canadian children were scared and didn't know what to do. But one of the British soldiers, who was wearing a red coat, had an idea. He took off his red mitten and gave it to one of the French Canadian children.
The child put on the mitten and held up his hand. The other children did the same. The British soldiers saw the red mittens and thought they were a sign of peace. They decided not to attack the fort.
After that, the French Canadian children began to wear red mittens all the time. And eventually, the red mitten became a symbol of Canada's peace and friendship.
So on Red Mitten Day, let's celebrate the symbolism of the Red Mitten and wear red mittens to show your commitment to peace and friendship.