Monday, July 8, 2013

July 9: Happy Nunavut Day!

A day early, but Happy Nunavut Day!

From wikipedia:

Nunavut Day is a public holiday for the public service, as per the 2001 Nunavut Day Holiday Order. Despite being a declared public holiday in the territory, many organizations and stores remain open throughout the day. Employees of the federal government of Canada must still work on this day, as it is not treated as a public holiday for federal public servants (despite being deemed as such for territorial public servants). Several cultural activities and events are organized throughout the day, including community-wide breakfasts, traditional dancing, games, Nunavut history competitions, policy announcements by the Government of Nunavut or related bodies and speeches by leaders of local communities.

To celebrate Nunavut Day, we are sharing pictures from a recent walk we took one evening. It's a lovely time of year and we're taking full advantage!

Happy Nunauvt Day, everyone!!

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