Canadian Multicultural Day

By: Alexis Sorrell

When Is It?

Multicultural Day is celebrated on June 27.

History:

In 1971, Canada became the first county to make multiculturalism a state policy. It shows that Canada is committed to democracy, equality, and respect. In November of 2002, June 27 became the official day of celebration.

Activities:

Each activity that is done represents a different country.


  • Guatemala- a band plays music that is native to there
  • Nepal- a clothing promenade is done to show off their common attire
  • El Salvador- folklore dance
  • Vancouver- society story telling

Traditional Foods:

Many international dishes are served at the celebration. Some of the most popular dishes are:

  • Pho- a soup from Vietnam made of broth, noodles, herbs, and meat
  • Rappie Pie- a casserole type dish made of potatoes and chicken originally from Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Poutine- french fries topped with cheese curds and a gravy sauce, this originated in Quebec, Canada

Festive Attire:

People dress in attire from their country of origin.