Every January the Alzheimer Society launches a campaign to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to reduce stigma.
Boxing Day is a secular holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day. It originated in the United Kingdom and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire. Boxing Day is on 26 December, although the attached bank holiday or public holiday may take place either on that day or two days later.
Many Christians in Canada mark the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25, which is known as Christmas Day. It is a day of celebration when many Canadians exchange gifts and enjoy festive meals.
The Winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year. The word solstice comes from the Latin words for “sun” and “to stand still.” In the Northern Hemisphere, it always occurs around December 21 or 22. This date is considered to be the first day of Winter.