Category Archives: Holidays and Festivals

Christmas in July

It’s 150 days until Christmas, but campers in the province of Québec, Canada, celebrate Christmas in July.  It’s called Nöel du Campeur — Camper’s Christmas.  The tradition has been around for over forty years and is celebrated in campgrounds all … Continue reading

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Happy Friendship Day! (Feliz Día del Amigo)

On July 20, 1969, the world watched as American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins made history with the first landing on the moon.  One man who watched was an Argentinian teacher, musician, and dentist named Enrique Fabbraro. … Continue reading

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A Québec Corn Party

The unusually warm weather in Québec, a French-speaking province of Canada, has caused the corn to ripen earlier than usual.  That means it is party time — time for an épluchette de blé d’inde. We might call it a corn-shucking … Continue reading

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