Good Friday and Easter in Canada

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglican Church Photo –Toby Hudson/Wikimedia

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church
Photo –Toby Hudson/Wikimedia

Good Friday is on April 3, 2015.
This Friday will be a public holiday in B.C.
This means many businesses and schools will be closed.

On Good Friday, Christians remember
the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Easter Sunday is on April 5, 2015.

This day celebrates the belief that Jesus rose from the dead.
Easter Sunday is the most holy day of the Christian year.
Easter comes with spring renewal.
Many families spend time together on this day.
Churches also have special services.
Easter is fun for many children.
On Easter morning, children hunt for chocolate eggs.

Submitted by Patti-Lea Ryan

A tiny bird is big news

young-Red-flanked-Bluetail-bird

A young Red-flanked Bluetail.
A tiny bird comes to Vancouver
Photo by John Gordon http://thecanadianwarbler.blogspot.ca/

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun / burnabybirdguy.wordpress.com / Wikipedia

Submission by: Patti-Lea Ryan

A tiny bird is big news in B.C. these days.
A young Red-flanked Bluetail has come to Queen’s Park in New Westminster.
It is far from home.

Not a Canadian bird
Our tiny visitor is not from Canada.
It has come from Siberia.
It should be in Japan or India for the winter.
This is a rare event.
The Red-flanked Bluetail has never been to Canada before.


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