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March 25, 2017 – Greek Independence Day – Ημέρα της Ελληνικής Ανεξαρτησίας

This year, Hellenes around the world celebrate the 196th Anniversary of the Independence of Greece.  Canadians of Greek descent mark this milestone by sharing their history and values with their fellow Canadians. In Toronto, the Canadian Greek Diaspora is also marking the 107th Anniversary of the Greek Community in Toronto.

March 17, 2017 – St. Patrick’s Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Canadians of Irish heritage a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday that is observed on March 17th, the date of the Patron Saint of Ireland’s death. March 17th is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador.  The day is marked by church services and the lifting of Lenten restrictions.

February 23, 2017 – Guyanese Republic Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wish to members of the Canadian Guyanese community on the occasion of Guyanese Republic Day.

Republic Day is celebrated on February 23rd marking that day in 1970 when the Burnham government proclaimed Guyana, The Co-operative Republic of Guyana.  The proclamation also severed Guyana’s last significant constitutional tie to Britain.  However, to this day, Guyana remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.