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Rosh Hashanah ✡️

The Jewish New Year 🍏🍯 Rosh Hashana for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Sunday, 25 September 2022 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, 27 September 2022. Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally "head of the year"), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30. On September 30, we encourage MHCC staff to wear orange to raise awareness of the very...

La Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation

Le 30 septembre marque la célébration de la Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation, une journée anciennement commémorée sous le nom de Journée du chandail orange (PDF) — une initiative populaire lancée par Phyllis Webstad, une survivante des pensionnats. En tant que nation, nous sommes face à une prise de conscience collective....

Yom Kippur ✡️

Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר or יום הכיפורים), Also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. The Jewish faith traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue...

Sukkot ✡️

Feast of Booths 🌿🍋 Sukkot for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Sunday, 9 October 2022 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 16 October 2022. Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September...

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday of October each year and it's an official statutory holiday - except in PEI, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia - however federally regulated institutions do observe Thanksgiving in those provinces too. The original idea is to give thanks for the past harvest season but for...

Shemini Atzeret ✡️

Eighth Day of Assembly ✡️ Shmini Atzeret for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Sunday, 16 October 2022 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 17 October 2022. Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת - "the Eighth of Assembly") is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (first month...

Simchat Torah ✡️

Day of Celebrating the Torah ✡️ Simchat Torah for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Monday, 17 October 2022 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, 18 October 2022. Simchat Torah or Simḥath Torah (also Simkhes Toreh, Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תורָה, lit., "Rejoicing with/of the Torah,") is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of...

Diwali 🕉 ☸️

Diwali, or Deepawali, otherwise known as the Festival of Lights, is considered the biggest annual holiday of the year in India. Well known for its light displays, fireworks and colourful decorations, it is a celebration of light over darkness and good over evil. While Diwali originates in India it is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and...

Halloween

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2022 will occur on Monday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to...

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Remembrance Day

On remembrance day members of the armed forces (soldiers, sailors and airmen) are commemorated. The other common name for this day is Armistice Day which marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I. on November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month)....

La journée du Souvenir trans

La journée du Souvenir trans est une manifestation annuelle consacrée à la mémoire des vies perdues à la suite d'actes de violence anti-transgenre dans le monde. Pour en savoir plus : https://ccdi.ca/blogue/la-journ%C3%A9e-du-souvenir-trans/ Les personnes transgenres (trans) font face à des facteurs de stress particuliers et subissent également des incidences plus élevées de discrimination et de harcèlement que...