Labour Day — it’s responsible for an extra day off of work, it’s the last long weekend of the summer, and it’s a last chance for barbecues and camping trips before the school year begins again. But do you know why we really celebrate Labour Day in Canada?
The Pacific National Exhibition is an annual fair held every August, taking place over 17 days in Hastings Park in Vancouver. The fair showcases industry and agriculture and is accompanied by a large funfair (Playland) to make a great family day out. The PNE now attracts almost a million visitors annually, and it has a history spanning back over 100 years.
It is easy when relaxing on vacation to slip out of routine, but it is important to maintain your oral hygiene wherever you are in the world. By following these few simple tips you can keep your smile looking healthy and bright while still enjoying a relaxing vacation.
Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and many of us are looking for that gift that will let our fathers know how much we appreciate them. While Father’s Day is a holiday with which almost everyone is familiar, few people know the interesting history behind this annual holiday.
Learning more about the history of Father’s Day can help you more fully enjoy this celebration and understand why it’s such a cherished holiday.
Mother’s Day usually means flower bouquets, heartfelt cards, family brunches, and long-distance phone calls. It is a day where we shower our mothers with love and honour to show them just how important they are to us.
But did you know that Mother’s Day has a rich and somewhat unusual past? We have delved into days gone by to bring you the history of this day, controversies and all.
With the sun popping out, flowers blooming, and birds chirping away, the world seems to be finally waking from its winter slumber. We can feel the days getting longer and know that spring is just around the corner, exciting us with the prospect of warmth and sunshine.
In fact, the first day of spring this year will be March 20th, also known as the spring equinox. If you are wondering what exactly the spring equinox is and why we mark it, read on and let us enlighten you!
Most people celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day this March 17th won’t be aware of the true origins of the holiday, or even its true meaning. Aside from celebrating the Irish, the colour green and whatever shamrock shakes are made from, what is it really about? How did it evolve into the holiday we celebrate today?
We wanted to take a look at the history and evolution of St. Paddy’s Day and hopefully give you and your friends some great talking points when you enjoy that green coloured beer at the neighbourhood Irish Pub.
Daylight saving might feel like a modern concept, but the concept actually dates back to the early 1900s. For over a century, Western countries have followed this concept to give people the most daylight possible in the fall and spring. But, is daylight saving a good thing? And will we always follow this practice? Some people argue against setting and resetting our clocks, so let’s take a look at the practice.
Do your teeth ever hurt when you eat something hot or cold? When tooth enamel wears down or the gums recede, it exposes a layer of your teeth that is very sensitive to temperature changes. If something too hot or too cold touches this part of your mouth, you’ll feel some pain.
But you aren’t just at risk for this type of discomfort because of your diet. During the winter, your teeth contract in response to intense cold weather. This can lead to cracks in your teeth and cause the same type of pain that you experience when you bite into ice cream. Take a look at how the cold can affect your teeth, how this relates to winter weather, and what you can do to fix aches and sensitive teeth or nerves.
Today, the Valentine’s holiday is all about sweets and romance. But, Valentine’s Day hasn’t always been about crafts, cards, chocolates, and kisses — and it’s not even a modern celebration. Historians have traced its roots back thousands of years to the ancient Romans. Indeed, this pink-and-red holiday has seen some interesting transformations throughout history.
The next time you buy a bag of candy hearts with snuggly inscriptions, just remember how much this holiday has changed and which traditions we’ve held on to for centuries.