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Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Good Friday is on April 14, 2017.
Good Friday is a public holiday in BC.
Many businesses and schools are closed.
On Good Friday, Christians remember the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Easter Sunday is on April 17, 2017.
Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.
Monday, April 18, 2017 is a school holiday.
Easter comes with spring.
Easter weekend is a great time to enjoy family and community.
Communities have special events.
Children hunt for candy and chocolate eggs.
Check these links for a sample of events in BC this Easter weekend:
Best Places Metro Vancouver
100 Mile House
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Chaharshanbe Suri at Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver
(Image: mohammadali / CC, Flickr)
Written by Tamara Lee, originally posted to The Westcoast Reader, March 2014
Nooruz is the Persian New Year. Sometimes it is spelled “Nowruz” and sometimes it is spelled “Norooz”. The word means “new day” in the Persian language. It is a time to celebrate the first day of spring and the first day of the Persian new year.
One of our readers wrote an explanation of Nooruz. You can read Saha’s article
by clicking here. You can listen to the audio version of the article by clicking this link.
Visit the links
Go to this website
for more information about Nooruz.
You can also see a clock counting down the minutes to the new year!