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Religions and languages in Canada

Geographically, Canada is a large country. The religion in it is thus quite diverse. Due to the predominance of ​​religious pluralism in the country’s political culture, many religions are considered unrecognized. If we consider the proportion, 77% of the population consider themselves to be believers and Christians. Christianity in the country is divided into Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox. Islam is also widely spread. Its followers are primarily emigrants from poor Arab countries who came to Canada in the past decades. Also among Canadians, you can find Jews, Buddhists, and adherents of other religious denominations. Only a small percentage (only 10% of the total population) recognizes themselves as unbelievers. Furthermore, not all unbelievers consider themselves atheists. Many call themselves humanists and tolerate any religious denomination, but do not consider it necessary to bring religion into their lives or to follow other people’s teachings.
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Most atheists live in the largest cities of the country, such as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The fact is that the inhabitants of these cities are greatly influenced by neighboring countries, and the trend of atheism is now actively spreading not only across Europe but also in America. It is worth noting that this is not the only fact for the gradual rejection of religion. In this case, the major role is played by territorial location. For example, like in other countries, in remote places and small towns, family traditions are much more honored. They therefore attend church regularly, whereas in the city parishioners mainly go to church only during big holidays. Nonetheless, till now Canadians are considered much more religious than, for example, Europeans.
Despite the large territory of the Christian community of Canada, religion is not considered national here, since most Canadians favor the separation of church from state, although the state has a loyal attitude towards religious ideas of the country. Religion in Canada is neither a cult nor the main thing in the life of Canadians. There are no open confrontations between different religious denominations in the country, although tens of thousands of people have emigrated to Canada over the last hundred years, bringing their own culture and religion with them, and thus diluting the habitual way of indigenous Canadians. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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English and French are recognized as the official languages ​​of Canada. All laws, state documentation, and official literature must be in English language. There are also unrecognized languages ​​in the country, such as Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Italian and Ukrainian. Basically, people who came to this country a few decades ago communicate in these languages. Statistics show that over time, the children of emigrants begin to speak in both English and French. Thus, in the absence of a constant flow of emigrants, the linguistic integrity of the country will be restored.
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Most English-speaking people live in Montreal, while it is in Quebec and Manitoba that you will find the French-speaking population. If we talk about the entire population as a whole, then English triumphs. This is due not only to the territorial location of the country, but also to various historical events that significantly influenced the formation of Canada as a state. However, even in large cities like Montreal, you can find French-speaking communities such as the National Capital Region. In Quebec on the other hand, most people speak French, but there are also English-speaking neighborhoods.
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In Canada, you can hear many variants of pronunciation of English; this is a mixture of American and British slangs. A special dialect of the Chinese language can be heard in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. This is due to the influx of emigrants who come from China. Up till now, there are native speakers of such an ancient language as Inuktitut in Canada. It is the traditional language of the Eskimos. Despite the huge variety of linguistic directions, the country does not divide the population according to the language principle. Therefore, even emigrants with minimal knowledge of English can adequately adapt to the country.
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4Treehouse

From the series “Ubelievable Residential Houses Residing on Trees”
In Canada, in the immediate vicinity of Toronto is a charming 4Treehouse. It was built in a fabulously beautiful forest, not far from Lake Muskoka. The author of the original wooden house project is a student of the local design university Lukasz Kos. The design of the house, which in the night lighting very much resembles a traditional Japanese flashlight, was the diploma work of the talented student.

As the author of the project pointed out himself, the most difficult stage of its development was a search of a suitable location for the house. It has been decided to erect a building in a pine forest. The house has been harmoniuosly constructed around the base of four slender trees, which serve as natural supports. Thanks to this arrangement, the load has been distributed evenly among all … Read all
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Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this

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Traditions in Canada cities

Montreal
The audience of the festival numbers more than two millions of participants. Music fans are not stopped either with cold weather, or with long distances to overcome to visit the festival and enjoy the music of their idols. The festival was established by Alain Simard and Andre Menard. In search of original and exciting summer entertainment these two men decided on organizing a jazz festival, however they failed to get some approval and backing from either their friends or the city government. … Read more
Toronto
A lot of young travelers visit Toronto in October. The city alters beyond recognition before the celebration of Halloween. In mid-October Screemers horror park begins to work, which is sure to impress fans of thrills. Until the end of October, the city hosts a number of mystical entertainment events and Screemers Park remains one of the major holiday destinations among tourists. The most striking and enchanting event in the cultural life of the city is the Caribana Festival, which usually … Read more
Quebec City
Guests of the city are also offered to participate in special tours that cover the most attractive places of the city. It is worth noting that in winter all local attractions look simply unique. Just like any other holiday, the winter carnival is impossible without treats and delicacies. Numerous cafes offer visitors a rich selection of hot drinks, pastries and sweets. The festival is traditionally ended by fireworks. The fireworks show is so large and bright that it can be seen from almost any … Read more
Vancouver
Music fans are traditionally attracted by music festival Bard on the Beach. For several days the main beach of the city turns into a concert stage, which attracts many famous and talented writers. Festival of Chinese Dragon Boats is, probably, the most original celebration. In addition to a colorful parade of boats the day of the celebration is the time for numerous interesting fairs, performances for children and music concerts. Once the parade is over, starts the most exciting part of the … Read more
Calgary
According to an old tradition the festival is opened by a beautiful parade. The best riders of the city participate in the parade. Many people come to see this solemn march. The key part of the event is the so-called "shepherd competition" – racing on domestic horses and bulls. However, there are more original competitions too. Brave cowboys are offered to show their talent of throwing a lasso, compete in milking wild cows and other exciting events. Grandstand Show is the culmination of the … Read more
Ottawa
Ottawa residents are rather accurate and punctual. Despite a reason of a meeting one should come in time in any way. Local companies and offices feature strict rules and regulations of time tables and working hours, thus coming late to work may well become a cause of dismissal of an employee. Setting off to a shopping tour tourists should keep in mind that bargaining at local markets and in shopping centers is not customary. All the prices for goods are fixed and any attempt to bargain or reduce … Read more
Edmonton
Traditionally, the festival is attended by theater actors from Japan, Austria, New Zealand, Argentina, the United States, the UK and even Africa, which makes the holiday even more rich and interesting. The majority of events are free of charge; in particular, it concerns kid performances and shows. As any large-scale festival, The Edmonton International Fringe isn’t complete without an abundance of treats and colorful fairs. During the festival, city streets house a tremendous amount of … Read more
Winnipeg
After getting acquainted with the bear, who had already become everyone's favorite animal, the boy decided to name his favorite toy - a teddy bear – after it. He only changed the name a little bit, adding some "London style” to it. Christopher Robin's dad was a children's writer. After hearing the son’s story about the friendly bear he got the idea to write a book about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Soon after publishing the book became the favorite fairy tale of thousands of kids … Read more

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