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National traditions of Canada. Habits, mentality and the way of living

Winnipeg Skyline at Night Modern inhabitants of Canada are the descendants of European and Asian emigrants, among whom are representatives of rare indigenous North American peoples. Indians today make up only 2% of the total population of the country. The development of Canada began in the 16th century, when the first settlement of French colonists appeared on the territory of modern Quebec. Later, the influence of France was replaced by the domination of the British Empire, which is why the country has two full-fledged official languages ​​- French and English. French Canadians live mainly in the province of Quebec while the English-speaking population occupies the rest of the territory. Historically, they have developed complex relationships.
Canada is a relatively young country. The French navigators landed on the eastern shore in the vicinity of the Quebec province in the 16th century. …
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Canadians in their majority are very friendly and optimistic people. The country has a very high standard of living, free medicine and good benefits, and therefore the concept of "poverty" practically does not exist. In Canada, a person of any background will not feel discrimination on the basis of nationality. The most important concepts for Canadians are "equality" and "freedom." Locals are very peaceful; they always try to avoid open conflicts, even their independence was obtained during peaceful, albeit lengthy, negotiations with the British Empire. Representatives of dozens of different nationalities are friendly in the country.
Respect and equal treatment of all in the country is the norm for Canadians. It is not customary in the country to evaluate other people by clothing, car or work. Sufficiency has no role; the determining factor is the person himself and his successes. Canadians first say or write their name, and only then surname, demonstrating in such a way that the person himself is more important than his origin. However, people who violate the law are treated very harshly in the country. Such people lose all credibility in the eyes of society. Another characteristic of Canadians is politeness. They are incredibly polite; the habit of asking for forgiveness is in their blood. "Sorry" is one of the most popular words among locals. They greet and are interested in the affairs of everyone they meet - the bus driver or the tourist who asked for directions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Canada is one of the most sporting countries in the world. On the territory of this huge country, there are conditions for active recreation: …
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It is common in the country to help each other and be always positive. On holidays, it is possible to easily find a person who gratuitously agrees to drive up to the house of a drunken person. Canadians give gifts to unfamiliar children, they can give their things to a homeless person, because he needs them more. Canadians always smile; the smile is part of their culture and way of communication. Visitors always quickly become infected with this habit and start smiling with the locals, rejoicing in the most common facets of life. Old people and disabled people in the country are treated with special attention. Infrastructures for people with disabilities in the country are incredibly developed; they can go unhindered to absolutely any institution and lead a full-fledged way of life.
On the Edmonton Queen The main sport in Canada is ice hockey. It is played by men, women and children. Hockey is an important part of Canadian culture and a real passion for locals. Successful hockey players are the real treasure of the country. In Canada, it is not customary to organize traditional feasts, especially among young people. Exceptions are traditional holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving. Usually a birthday party is a party with light snacks, pizza and chips. Guests usually bring with them wine or beer packaging, sometimes their snacks. If the birthday is celebrated in the restaurant, the celebrant pays only for drinks or some snack.
1. The largest cities of Canada are located along the border with the US - in these regions is the most favorable climate. 2. Canada has a very …
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Canadians take care of their health and play sports around the world. On a run you can see both students and people in old age. It is therefore not surprising that most Canadians are in excellent physical shape. Canadians drink very little, almost always light local beer, and they practically do not smoke. The country has a very low crime rate and a high level of trust in one other. If there is a murder, the event takes the status of a real tragedy. People carry flowers and candles to the scene of the incident or the house of the murdered, even if they did not know him. The friendliness and desire to support the neighbor from the Canadians manifests itself in everything.
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♥   St. Paul’s Cathedral, Saint-Paul. On the map   Photos
♥   St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, London. On the map   Photos
♥   Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Catharines. On the map   Photos
♥   St. Patrick’s Church, Hamilton. On the map   Photos
♥   St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Hamilton. On the map   Photos
♥   Christ the King Cathedral, Moosonee. On the map   Photos
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Castles of Canada
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♥   Castle 'Casa Loma' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Castle Kilbride' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Chateau St. Louis' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Chelster Hall' . On the map   Photos
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Unique traditions in cities of Canada

Montreal
This area gets equipped with large concert open air stages for the performances of world renowned musicians. The stages are set in close vicinity to the most significant historical landmarks. More than two thousands of musicians take part in the festival annually. The scenic Canadian city hosts guests from more than 20 countries of the world during the festival. The audience of the festival numbers more than two millions of participants. Music fans are not stopped either with cold weather, … Read more
Toronto
The main celebrations take place on the Outdoor Art Exibition Toronto square; during the festival, lots of colorful tents are placed on it. Local craftsmen present their works of art at the each stall. The diversity of masterpieces isn’t just limited to paintings and traditional crafts. Anyone can take part in the festival, which is usually held in July. The large-scale street party usually lasts for three days. A lot of young travelers visit Toronto in October. The city alters beyond … Read more
Quebec City
The entertaining program of the holiday is very diverse, and it includes all possible kinds of funny winter activities. Visitors are offered to try sleigh riding and dog sledding, to take part in various races and even swim in snow. Numerous sports competitions, performances of snowboarders and skaters have long become a tradition during the days of the winter celebration. Guests of the city are also offered to participate in special tours that cover the most attractive places of the city. It … Read more
Vancouver
Early August is the time for a huge fireworks show known as Celebration of Light. The show traditionally attracts teams from different countries. English Bay is chosen as a traditional venue for the celebration. During the festival the territory of the bay is occupied by special outlets and stages for visitors and participants. Every night thousands of missiles explode in the sky accompanied by the sound of magnificent symphonic melodies. Beautiful fiery buds blossom together with matching … Read more
Calgary
During the holiday the citizens traditionally wear cowboy outfits. Seeing a local in normal clothes without stylish accessories is almost impossible. Beautiful hats with wide brims, leather jackets and pants with fringe, bright plaid shirts and indigo jeans – these are the main attributes of festive attire. It should be noted that the fair sex also actively participates in all the festivities. Both male and female outfits are sold in many shops and stalls. According to an old tradition the … Read more
Ottawa
Edmonton
The festival starts in mid-August and lasts for at least 10 days. It is the most ambitious and bright theatrical festival in North America. The main part of celebrations is held in the picturesque historic district of Old Strathcona. There are grand open-air performances and small acts with aspiring actors; the festival's program includes about 200 shows and 1,500 individual performances. Traditionally, the festival is attended by theater actors from Japan, Austria, New Zealand, Argentina, … Read more
Winnipeg
The name of the city is directly connected with the name of a famous fairy tale character - Winnie the Pooh bear. One of local inhabitants, Lieutenant Coulbern, bought a bear. He decided to name the bear in honor of his native city. Then he went to the war and left his beloved pet in a zoo in London. This was the place where happened that fateful meeting of small Christopher Robin and the bear. After getting acquainted with the bear, who had already become everyone's favorite animal, the boy … Read more

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