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Northern Ontario Ontario lives an interesting cultural life, largely due to a mixture of different nations and cultures. Like many other cities in California, Ontario is very multinational. Here you can meet descendants of emigrants from literally all parts of the world. It is also worth noting that the city was once part of Mexico, which many local cultural traditions remind of today. A typical manifestation of Mexican culture is the local gastronomy. In Ontario, you can try tacos and other Mexican dishes at every step.
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It would be especially interesting to visit the city during major celebrations. For many years, people of Ontario have been especially attentive to the Christmas holidays. Since 1959, 3D installations depicting scenes from the life of Jesus have been installed on Euclid Avenue. For the period of Christmas, they become the main decoration of the city. Artists and designers from many countries are involved in their creation. The installations look different from year to year, so Ontario invariably attracts travelers who like to spend Christmas in an unusual atmosphere.
In 1998, there was a controversial situation over the tradition of creating Christmas installations. Some representatives of the local community were outraged by the amount of resources the city authorities annually spend on their creation. To mitigate the situation, representatives of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce decided to run a special named Christmas on Euclid. They organized a craft fair to direct a significant part of funds collected from it for the creation of Christmas installations. Copyright
1. Public transport is poorly developed in Ontario and around it. Active tourists should consider renting a car, as taxi services are quite expensive here. 2. Independent tourists … Open
Since then, the fair is held every year on the first Saturday of December. The fair is participated by famous local artists, artisans, and vendors, as well as everyone who wants to help the city afford the Christmas transformation once again. For tourists, this fair is a great opportunity to buy interesting souvenirs and one-of-a-kind handicrafts. Popular sweets and other regional delicacies are always sold at the fair too. On Christmas market days, Euclid Avenue becomes pedestrian to make shopping even more comfortable for citizens and tourists.
It also serves as the main venue for another significant holiday - Independence Day. A special tradition of its celebration appeared in Ontario in 1939 when picnic tables were first set up on the street. On this day, hundreds of citizens gathered on Euclid Avenue, which turned into one of the largest picnics in the country. Since then, the tradition of holding such a picnic is annual and was only suspended during the Second World War.
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However, already in 1948, the picnic has gathered over 120,000 people. A picnic table set up on the street was officially recognized as the longest in the world. Despite the huge popularity, the picnic in honor of Independence Day has lost its former relevance by 1981. People forgot about the good ritual for ten years. It was decided to revive the tradition in 1991, and it has been annual since then.
ontario explorer One of the most unusual holidays in Ontario's cultural calendar is held on the first Saturday of June and is called the Pancake Breakfast and Car Show. The traditional car show was first organized more than 50 years ago. It is another annual event attracting all fans of beautiful and exotic cars. The show has an interesting tradition: all guests are treated to delicious pancakes. Every year, over 10,000 people take part in the pancake breakfast and then proceed to evaluate the inimitable design of modern vehicles. Now visitors to the car show are annually presented with about 400 cars distinguished by their original painting and other interesting features. Some vehicles have so intricate designs that they can safely be considered works of art.
The town of Ontario, located in the vicinity of Los Angeles, received the status of a city in 1891. Today, this picturesque town can propose many interesting sights, both historical and … Open
Ontario is hardly a popular tourist city. It has no world-famous attractions and huge entertainment centers. Due to the consonance with the Canadian province of the same name, few travelers know about the picturesque American town of Ontario. In many ways, however, this state of things contributed to the preservation of distinctive cultural traditions and holidays whose history began dozens of years ago. Even if you fail to visit the city during one of these holidays, there will be plenty of opportunities to get acquainted with the amazing culture of local people.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Ontario Town
♥   Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, San Bernardino, 34.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Holy Family Cathedral, Orange, 35.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove, 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, San Gabriel, 42.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, 54.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Los Angeles, 54.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Glendale, 55 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Ontario Town
♥   Castle 'Battery of Santa Ana' Almería, 43.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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