Monday October 10, 2016
Secular holiday : The first formal celebration was held by an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who attempted to establish a settlement on Baffin Island, after failing to discover a northern passage to the Orient in 1576. The Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock held their Thanksgiving in 1621 as a three-day thank you celebration to the leaders of the Wampanoag Indian tribe and their families for teaching them the survival skills they needed to make it in the New World. Canada established the second Monday in October as a national holiday, a day of general thanksgiving, in 1957.
Red Ribbon day -
Tuesday November 1, 2016
cards/flowers : 'Mothers Against Drunk Driving Project Red Ribbon Day'. The red ribbon symbolizes the importance of planning ahead for a safe ride home in order to prevent drinking and driving. It reminds people that deaths and injuries caused by impaired driving are avoidable and preventable
Remembrance Day -
Friday November 11, 2016
Secular holiday : In tribute to the Canadian soldiers who died in various wars (61,082 in WW1, 42,042 in WW2, 516 in the Korean war, 119 in peace-keeping missions)