Holiday Traditions

Weirdest Christmas Traditions Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Parents

We bet your family's holiday traditions aren't as quirky as these.

I Used To Think Being Canadian Meant Celebrating Christmas

Arti Patel | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living
Arti Patel

I can still remember my first real Christmas. I was in fourth grade and came home from school carrying a construction-paper garland that I made in class for my Christmas tree. There was just one problem, I didn't have a Christmas tree. My thought a tree was a waste of money, and besides, we were Hindus.

10 Non-Food Related Christmas Traditions To Start With Your Family

The Huffington Post Canada | Pauline Osena | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Parents

You don't have to eat to enjoy yourself this season!

Looking For A New Holiday Ritual? Try Something Old

Debra Macleod | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Many people want to express a sense of reverence for life; however, the religious themes they see around them seem empty and foreign. If this resonates with you, who knows? Maybe something old can offer you something new.

My Growing Family Has Changed My Eid Traditions

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Living
Safiyya Vankalwala

I will miss Ramadan, but I am also ready to say goodbye until next year. The gifts for the kids are packed, henna on my hands has been applied, the house will get decorated today, and brunch food is in preparation mode. We are ready for Eid. Eid Mubarak/Happy Eid to everyone!

Passing Down My Family Holiday Baking Traditions

Lesley Anderson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

For me the holidays are all about family traditions. One of my favourite holiday memories growing up is the warm smell of cookies baking in the oven. Now that I have children and grandchildren of my own, it has become my recipe as well and my daughters are now baking them too, passing the tradition down even further.

Things We Love About Christmas That Have Nothing To Do With Christmas

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Living

So many of the things we associate with Christmas have other origins. For example, while modern Christmas trees originated in Germany during the Renai...

I'll Admit it: I Use Santa to Keep the Kids in Line

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

I've been using the power of Santa Claus for a few weeks now, and things are looking good. For maximum effectiveness, the use of Santa and his omnipresence is good for the window directly following Halloween until December 25. During this time, I enjoy the increased attentiveness, dearth of meltdowns and general calm that precedes Christmas day.