February

African Heritage Month 2020
5 Ways to Celebrate African Heritage Month With Your Family

The province of Nova Scotia has over 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities, dating back over 400 years. The 2020 theme for African Heritage Month is “The Ties That Bind – Faith, Family, Community”. This theme recognizes the essential traits that sustain the strength, resiliency, and togetherness of the African
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Heritage Day
Nova Scotia Heritage Day Family Events

Each year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day honours a notable Nova Scotian or Nova Scotians. This year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is Monday, February 17th and will honour Africville. If you would like to know more about Nova Scotia Heritage Day, click here for a review of previous and future honourees.
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Best Places to go Sledding in Halifax
The Best Places to go Sledding in Halifax

Are you looking for the best places to go sledding in HRM? Look no further! Here’s our list of the top 10 best hills, plus a fabulous map that can show you all of the recommended sledding and tobogganing hills in the greater Halifax region. If we are missing your
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Sackville Snow Days Festival
Sackville Snow Days

Enjoy some winter fun at The Sackville Snow Days Festival, an annual winter event that runs during the February long weekend in Sackville. Led by the Sackville Business Association, this fun family event is organized by community groups, organizations, businesses, and volunteers. This year’s festival will look a bit different
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Shubenacadie Sam
Groundhog Day with Shubenacadie Sam at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park – CANCELLED

CANCELLED! Oh, the irony… Groundhog Day at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park has been cancelled due to the impending storm. Another 6 weeks of winter on the way? Yes, we think so. Shubenacadie Sam is the first groundhog in North America to emerge on Groundhog Day! What will Sam predict? Will we
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sailors valentines Maritime Museum Halifax
Sailor’s Valentines at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

‘Sailor’s Valentines’, first thought to be an onboard ship’s craft, were made in Barbados and sold as souvenirs to sailors heading home to their sweethearts. This Valentine’s Day at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, you can make a sailor’s valentine too! These beautiful Valentine’s are made by using ordinary
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Burke-Gaffney Observatory Public Open Houses
Star Gazing in Halifax at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory Public Open House

The Burke-Gaffney Observatory Public Open Houses are a great way to learn about astronomy with your kids aged 8 and older. The open houses generally last one to two hours and involve looking at various astronomical objects through a big telescope and discussing the nature of these objects. The staff and
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Pier 21 Lunar New Year
恭喜发财 Halifax! Come and Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Pier 21

2020 is the year of the Rat! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Pier 21, where your family can learn about traditions and Lunar New Year practices from various Asian cultures with a fun-filled day of workshops, performances, and ongoing activities. Special guests from the community will help us learn
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Africville
Notable Nova Scotians and How we Celebrate them on Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Each year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day, on the third Monday in February, honours a notable Nova Scotian.  The holiday has a “rolling” honouree; it changes every year. Here is a list of the notable Nova Scotians and how we celebrated them on Nova Scotia Heritage Day. Scroll down for a list of
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Celtic Festival
Halifax Celtic Festival – Many Peoples, One Family

  Celtic Roots are plentiful in our city and what better way to celebrate with neighbours, friends and community than at The Halifax Celtic Festival 2019! Join in the fun at The Halifax Forum Multipurpose Centre where you will find music, dance, food, cultural events and family-friendly activities. Best part?
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