National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day- June 21st

National Aboriginal Day is the day Canadians celebrate the culture and heritage of the natives. The First Nations (Indians), Inuit, Métis people are celebrated.

  • There is dancing, singing, and feasting
  • People eat traditional foods such as fry bread and moose stew
  • There are sacred fire extinguishing ceremonies
  • Summer Solstice festivals

National Aboriginal Day was planned for June 21st because it is on or around the Summer Solstice every year. Many of the Natives had already been celebrating their heritage on that day before it became a holiday.

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