National Aboriginal Day in Canada – June 21

Since 20 years each 21 of June is celebrating as National Aboriginal Day in Canada to remember, honor to Aboriginal society and their bonds with country. This day also refers to recognition of the first society which has unique culture, of Canada lands. Aboriginal includes at least different kind of small groups in Aborigine family which are Inuit, Metis. Also, they were named Indigenous People by people. Each groups have variety of common points among them such as language, culture, religious beliefs and other daily practices. June 21 also refers to beginning of summer period, so people come together to both celebrate coming summer and also Indigenous People of Canada who have the first spirit of the lands.

National Aboriginal Day
National Aboriginal Day

Historically, in 1996 the first time Aboriginal Day was considered as a national level holiday in Canada by Romeo LeBlanc who are Governor General of Canada. He accepted the proclamation of National Aboriginal Day on each 21 June. During the process, variety of subgroups in Canada showed their support towards the new procedure. They wanted to highlight importance of these all sub societies in Canada history, so they worked together since 1982 to reach their aims. After serious efforts and trying firstly in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood announced the first meeting for celebrating Aboriginal Solidarity Day on 21 June. Then about ten years in 1995, Royal commission on Aboriginal People offered the National First People Day for the first time and in 1996 by Governor Romeo LeBlanc signature Aboriginal people were reached their Day.

National Aboriginal Day in Canada
National Aboriginal Day in Canada

In that day, people make a full day holiday to celebrate the idea of the day, so they do not go to their work office or schools. Also, post offices do not work and public transportation runs according to a special schedule. To celebrate National Aboriginal Day, people come together and attend variety of festivals such as summer solstice festivals. They also join big barbecue parties to create fund for needs. Moreover, in this festivals there are variety of traditional meals and food to offer people richness of Aboriginal culture. Via this meetings people meet each other and make some social bonds and networks regarding to communicate each other easily as a sub society.

Aboriginal Day
Aboriginal Day

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