I know that I personally have not specifically used this holiday for such and have simply used it as an excuse to 'get away' for the weekend or have a day off of work. The first Monday of August was declared a holiday by the Alberta Government back in 1974. This holiday has been meant to recognize and celebrate the various cultural heritages we have here in Alberta.
There are major events that take place in Alberta cities dedicated to celebrating Heritage Day. In Edmonton there is a festival known as the Edmonton Heritage Festival which features 60 pavilions where more than 75 cultures are represented. www.timeanddate.com If you would like to travel to Calgary, Heritage Park has many special activities planned for the day. www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit-even-calendar
Here in Lethbridge, there will be a festival taking place at Galt Gardens between 11am-4pm featuring food and entertainment from all over the world. It is a free event where the whole family is encouraged to come out and experience the different cultures we have here in Lethbridge and within Canada.
Whether you are doing anything special for this long weekend or not, take a moment to recognize why we are having this long weekend to start with. We all have roots from somewhere!
Thought of the day: If you called the police station to talk to an officer and he is not there, would that be considered a cop out?
Quote of the day: If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.- Thomas A. Edison