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Events for the month of December 2015

Dec

11

Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster

The anniversary of the proclamation of the Statute of Westminster is celebrated every year on December 11th. Where facilities permit, federal buildings, airports, military bases and other federal institutions within Canada shall display the Royal...
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Dec

24

Christmas Eve

The Christmas Eve is a long meal, usually family, sometimes accompanied by other celebrations, the evening of December 24th preceding Christmas.

This custom is observed in many francophone regions or in French-speaking heritage, as...
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Dec

25

Christmas

While Christmas is generally defined as the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus, the festival has complex origins and ambiguous non-religious resonances. The origin of the name Christmas is the Old English Crïstes mæsse,...
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Dec

26

Boxing Day (regional holiday)

Public holiday in: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Yukon

Boxing Day, also known as After Christmas, is a public holiday celebrated on December 26, since 1871, in many...
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Dec

31

New Year's Eve (Saint Sylvester's Day)

St Sylvestre Day

St. Sylvester, born in Rome, was ordained by Pope St. Marcellinus during the peace that preceded the persecutions of Diocletian. He passed through those days of terror, witnessed the abdication of Diocletian and...
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