Canadian symbol as early as 1700 . The colour of the maple leaves on the arms
of Canada was changed from green to red in
The maple leaf
Canada’s Coat of Arms
was officially proclaimed
on November 21, 1921.
• The present Coat of Arms
was approved in 1994
Canada is a country with rapid growth of the population. It is mainly concentrated in large cities. The most important among them is the capital of the country, Ottawa. It is situated on the picturesque bank of the Ottawa River. One third of its population is descendants of English and French immigrants. Before the colonization the Ottawa region was an Indian trading centre. The name of the city comes from the Indian word meaning “trade”. For a very long time Ottawa was a fur trading centre. The suburbs of the city house different industrial factories: electronic enterprises, food processing factories, paper mills and others. Ottawa is called a city of bridges. There are more than 20 bridges in the city. Ottawa is famous for its walks, along which about a million of tulips bloom in spring
There are 2 official languages in Canada: English and French. It has happened because Quebec had been settled by the French and the language remained the official language. Even its neighbour province New Brunswick is officially bi-lingual. For this reason, because different provinces have different official languages, the country has 2 national languages.
Banff national Park
Places of Natural Beauty
Holidays in Canada
There are some holidays that are celebrated in Canada and the USA. They are: Halloween, Thanksgiving day, Christmas, New Year, Father's Day.
Father's Day is a celebration in Honor of All Fathers and takes place on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only to honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life - whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or "Big Brothers”.
Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st every year. If it falls on a Sunday, the next day is considered a legal holiday. Canada Day is a statutory holiday throughout Canada. Canada Day was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day. Other names used in the past for Canada Day include: First of July, Confederation Day, and Dominion Day. On October 27, 1982, July 1st, then known as "Dominion Day", was decreed by Parliament to be known as "Canada Day".
Holidays in Canada
Remembrance Day - the day of poppies. For millions of Canadians the poppy has long been the flower of Remembrance. Every year, on 11 November at 11 am – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars, conflicts and peace operations. It originally was a reminder of the blood-red flower which grew in the fields where many Canadians died in a place called Flanders Rememberance Day is celebrated in Australia as well with great pride.
Civic Holiday in Canada. The intent of the Civic Holiday is to "not work". So please don't work on Civic Holiday! In Canada Civic Holiday is in most cases the first Monday of August.Civic Holiday in Canada is not statutory holiday.
In queues it is not made to push and get in the queue. Here he served, first come.
Many residents of Canada do not smoke, therefore it would be appropriate, coming to visit, to ask permission from the owners to smoke.
In Canada it is forbidden to throw garbage at his feet and out of the car. Here is supported by the cleanness of the streets, so offers the same.
Late for work in Canada threatened punishment or dismissal. To the meeting are advised to arrive on time, at least you can miss a maximum of half an hour.
In Canada it is not customary to haggle over the price, but with the exception of expensive purchases.
The Canadian dollar is the national currency of Canada. One dollar is equal to one hundred cents, and the money takes the form of coins and bills.