Monday, August 06, 2007
In some parts of Canada, today is a civic holiday, but for Halifax (the capital of Nova Scotia) and Dartmouth (Halifax's sister city), today is the day when their birthday is celebrated. It started on the 2nd, and is several days of parades, events, and entertainment! This is the 112th year that it was celebrated on this day. Originally, for Dartmouth anyways, it was supposed to celebrate the completion of the railroad, but the railroad was not done and they had a big celebration planned, so they turned it into their birthday party and we are still celebrating it today! So, happy birthday to all the Halifax and Dartmouth people out there, happy Natal Day to the parts of the country that celebrate it, and happy Monday to everyone else!