Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
-The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.
-The person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into frisbees after he died!
-An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
-A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out.
-A shrimp’s heart is in it’s head.
-People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.
Baby Walkers in Canada
Following the results of a series of studies conducted in Canada on babies raised with walkers which showed delayed motor skills, the government banned all baby walkers. Selling them is no longer permitted. Since 2004, babies have to learn to walk the old-fashioned way.
Spanking in Sweden
Remember the old saying “you deserve a good, old-fashioned spanking?” Well, if the Swedes hear you say this, you might get into trouble. Sure, school spanking should be banned everywhere, but in Sweden, not even parents are allowed to spank their children. Sweden was the first country in the world to ban parents from physically punishing their children. Other countries followed and still, school punishments are still allowed in 19 American states.
Chewing Gum in Singapore
It happened to all of us: having a piece of chewing gum stuck to our shoe, or even worse, to our hand when reaching under the table or chair in a restaurant or some other public place. Ever since 1992, selling and using chewing gum in Singapore has been illegal. The law was meant to keep the streets and public places clean. It seems Singapore was filled with used chewing gum, from elevators to gum sticking to subway doors, which even caused delays in the subway system.
Celebrated the third Monday in February, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province’s unique heritage.
As part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Heritage Day 2017 will recognize the Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people.
On February 15 1965 our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. Every year since 1996, when Parliament declared February 15th as National Flag of Canada Day, we celebrate our beautiful flag.
In 2017, the National Flag of Canada is celebrating its 52nd anniversary. Canadians are invited to celebrate this important symbol of our identity by organizing their own events and by showing their pride on social media.