Monday, August 06, 2007

Happy Birthday!

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!


  1. Shame on me! I didn't know that.

  2. I tend to pick up random information.

  3. Happy Birthday to Nova Scotia, one of my favorite spots in the world. We so enjoyed our visit there, only wish it could have been much longer. We enjoyed a ceildeh (sp) and Cape Breton, and bought 4 cds of Nova Scotia music. I'm still singing them in my head. My husband is making an ugly stick and he bought a boran. "It's Nova Scotia for me"

  4. booklogged: I am so glad that you enjoyed your time here! The music from around here is great, very lively! I especially like The Rankin Family, The Barra MacNeils, and Leahy. Lots of fiddles!


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