With Canada Day on July 1st, let’s learn more about Canada! It’s important to know that Canada is a multicultural society.
This means that Canadians are people that come from different places. You will find a lot of people who are from countries like China, India, Brazil, Japan, France, and the Philippines living in Canada that are Canadians. When someone moves to Canada, they do not have to give up their cultures for Canadian culture. Many Canadians have parents that were not born in Canada, or were not born in Canada themselves. Multiculturalism makes it easier for new Canadians to adapt to their life in Canada and allows others to experience different cultures than their own. Because we have so many different people living together, we have a large variety of food/restaurants, and different festivals all year. It’s never boring in Vancouver!
In Vancouver, you can get almost any type of food you want. There are so many different restaurants, so you can always find something new! The best part is that often, the restaurants are run by people from that country, so you get the best food, and you may learn some new words! Also, throughout Vancouver, there are many different grocery stores you can visit that will have food from all over the world. If you ever miss a food from your home country, there may be a place to buy it somewhere here in Canada!
In Vancouver, throughout the year, there are many different festivals that take place around the city. Everyone is welcome and it is a great way to get out and have some fun! For example, in February, there is a big parade for Chinese New Year, and in April, there’s Vaisakhi, an Indian spring festival, as well as a Cherry Blossom Festival. In May, there’s the Victoria Day long weekend, and July 1st is Canada Day! Throughout the summer we have fireworks and other great festivals. These are just some examples! Be sure to check them out!
It can be shocking to come to Canada and see all kinds of faces, but our differences are what makes us Canadian. We hope you feel welcome and enjoy your time in Canada 🙂