Canada It is a country that receives more tourists every year and arouses greater interest, partly thanks to the wonderful landscapes that can be enjoyed and the great variety of cities and towns that can be found. It is a country with many traditions and a great cultural mix in all of them thanks to having been originally inhabited by Indians, Eskimos, French and English. Precisely those last two types of inhabitants are those that still endure, although the differences between them are many.
The Canadians with a French origin they differ from those of English origin not only in their language but also in the character they have and in the traditions that follow. French Canadians are very conservative and Catholic in their ideas, having in one family the man as their "boss". For their part, Anglo-Canadians are more liberal and do not give so much importance to the past that has brought them here, although that does not mean that they do not respect their ancestors. Take note of the Canada's most important traditions:
– Winter carnival: It takes place in Québec and there are a lot of parades full of music, dances, ice sculptures and even a big snow slide. During it, there are also various sports events that have snow as the protagonist, such as ice skating.
– The Winterlude: It is a party that is celebrated in the city of Ottawa to celebrate the arrival of winter and snow.
– The Caravan: It is a tradition that exists in Toronto and that it is a party in which the different cultures that inhabit the city exchange their traditions with a celebration full of dances and ethnic foods.
– Montreal Jazz Festival: It is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world and there are several concerts of great jazz music stars that are held outdoors for several days.
– The stampede: Held in the city of Calgary, various rodeos and wagon races are held as a tribute to Old West culture. It lasts 10 days and spectators and cowboys come from all over the continent.
– Christmas: At this time of year there are many traditions, such as eating a sweet called "Taffy Pull" or that in the morning many choirs sing Christmas carols in each city. All trees have at least one red ornament.
10 dumb Canadian traditions (May 2022)