Category Archives: Festivals

Feliz Navidad : Mexican Hot Chocolate

With a rainbow of festive colours from piñatas and streaming paper decorations to several courses of traditionalView full post »

Pumpkin Picking

Taking a colorful and scenic drive into the country is a fall favorite. With a seasonal hot beverage in hand, headingView full post »

Oktoberfest

Known for beer, pretzels and bratwurst, Oktoberfest is a German celebration that appeals to the masses. From wearingView full post »

Canada Day Parades

Canada Day occurs on July 1st, the anniversary of Canada’s confederation. Canadians commemorate the day with parades,View full post »

Midsummers Nights Feast

In Sweden, midsummer is an occasion. It is a time when the sun never sets and everyone escapes from the city to enjoyView full post »

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is a time of celebration, feasting and defined as the longest day of the year. It has been celebratedView full post »

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo simply means the date of the holiday — the fifth of May.  There are numerous ways to enjoy MexicanView full post »

Ohigan

Ohigan literally means “the other shore” in Buddhist terminology. It is two periods of seven days with theView full post »

Welcome Holi

Bid the grey of winter a relieved farewell and welcome spring with a burst of color. The roots of this increasinglyView full post »

Cookie Boxes : Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year celebrates a week of family meals and visits, with gift-giving and money-receiving which thereforeView full post »

Halloween in August

Halloween in Western Canada can be very brisk and even times with the first snowfalls during Halloween week. ChildrenView full post »