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March 2015

Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

March 4

Magha Puja Day takes places on the full moon day of the third lunar month (March). This holy day is observed to commemorate an important event in the life of the Buddha. The spiritual aims of the day are: not to commit any kind of sins; do only good; purify one’s mind. Useful Links http://www.buddhanet.net/festival.htm

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February 2015

International Mother Language Day

February 21
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Every year

Let us all join forces to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism as a key element in our efforts to build a better world and a life of dignity for all.  

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World Day of Social Justice (UN)

February 20
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Every year

The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008. This is the third major statement of principles and policies adopted by the International Labour Conference since the ILO’s Constitution of 1919. It builds on the Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of 1998. The 2008 Declaration expresses the contemporary vision of the ILO’s mandate in the era of globalization. This landmark…

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Chinese New Year – Year of the Ram

February 19

Today is the Lunar New Year, and is celebrated as the first day of the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Ram. Xin Nian Kuai Le! Useful Links: How to Say Happy New Year In Chinese Wikipedia – Chinese New Year Wikipedia – Lunar New Year The Chinese Zodiac Signs

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Ash Wednesday- Lent Begins (Christian)

February 18

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption. Useful Links http://www.catholic.org/clife/lent/ashwed.php

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Heritage Day

February 16
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Every year on the 3rd Monday of February

Heritage Day was established in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation, and is celebrated the 3rd Monday of February to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canada’s nationally significant historic, architectural, natural and scenic heritage. The Department of Canadian Heritage, along with national museums and the National Library and Archives of Canada, works with diverse parties across Canada to ensure that our heritage is not only preserved, but also promoted and enhanced. All Canadians are invited to celebrate Heritage Day…

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Family Day

February 16
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Annually, Third Monday in February

Family Day is observed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan on the third Monday of February. In British Columbia, Family Day falls on the second Monday of February. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

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National Flag of Canada Day

February 15
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Every year

February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day in 1996. It marks the day in 1965 when our red and white maple leaf flag was first raised over Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and , in hundreds of communities across Canada. Red and white were designated as Canada’s official colours in 1921 by His Majesty King George V. This is a perfect opportunity to celebrate our flag and what it stands for: a Dominion that is the envy of the…

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Saint Valentine’s Day (Christian)

February 14
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Every year

St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire.

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World Radio Day (UNESCO)

February 13
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Every year

World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe. Join the celebration!

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