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Mother’s Day Through The Ages

Mother’s Day Through The Ages

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.

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The History Of Saint Patrick’s Day

The History Of Saint Patrick’s Day

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.

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Daylights Saving: Why Do We Do It?

Daylights Saving: Why Do We Do It?

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.

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The History of Valentine’s Day

The History of Valentine’s Day

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.

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An In-Depth Look at Chocolate

An In-Depth Look at Chocolate

Chocolate is a sweet treat that starts with roasted and ground cacao seeds. It’s then mixed with other ingredients, such as cocoa butter, milk, and sugar, to get the tasty product that we see on store shelves worldwide. But chocolate isn’t a modern invention, and it might not always be around. Take an in-depth look at chocolate to learn more about its past, effects on our health today, and what the future holds for this delicacy.

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How Did Family Day Get Its Start?

How Did Family Day Get Its Start?

Family Day is celebrated on the second or third Monday of every February, depending on the province in which you live. Though not an official national holiday, the event is celebrated far and wide across the country, with dozens of family festivals and things to do organized each year in the provinces where it’s observed: New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

The holiday has become a staple in areas across Canada, but when exactly did it begin — and why do we celebrate it now? Take a closer look at how Family Day got started in Canada, and see our suggestions for a fun celebration with your family this year.

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Top Groundhog Day Myths

Top Groundhog Day Myths

With Groundhog Day just around the corner on February 2nd, many people are anxiously awaiting the famed rodent Phil’s predictions on whether we will endure another six weeks of winter or whether we can we set our sights on an early spring. As with any event as unique as a rodent predicting the weather, there are many myths associated with the Groundhog Day tradition as well as the famous Punxsutawney Phil himself.

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Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Is As Easy As 1,2,3!

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Is As Easy As 1,2,3!

It’s officially New Year’s resolution season and perhaps you have decided that this is the year to get in gear and improve an area of your life. According to Twitter Canada, most Canadians are making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and unplug from electronics. While these are great goals to have, they don’t mean much unless you actually do the work.

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, the pressure of a new year leads us to make lofty goals and expect immediate change but often results in a recipe for failure. So to help you truly make 2018 the year of a positive change in your life, we wanted to share with you some tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of goal making and actually achieve your New Year’s resolutions.

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The History Of Santa Claus

The History Of Santa Claus

Santa Claus has become one of the most recognizable folklore figures worldwide, and is one of the most iconic elements of this holiday season. His fur trimmed red outfit and bushy white beard is iconic, but good ol’ St. Nick has not always looked the same.

Santa as we know him today has been refined many times over the years, with the legend of good ol’ Saint Nick dating back all the way to the third century.

Read on to discover the true history of Santa Claus like you’ve never heard before!

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Christmas Events in Vancouver 2017

Christmas Events in Vancouver 2017

The winter season is a unique opportunity to join the Vancouver community in celebrating Christmas. Whether you want to see a play, walk streets lined with colourful lights, or take advantage of some winter markets, there are many things to do in the city this time of year. Check out some of these events if you’re looking for holiday activities in the Greater Vancouver area.

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