Spring has finally arrived and Canadians have much to cheer for
Spring is a beloved season in Canada, as it marks the end of the long and harsh winter and the beginning of warmer and brighter days. Canadians are eager to embrace the beauty and renewal that spring brings, and to enjoy outdoor activities that were not possible during the colder months.
Winter has it’s joys in Canada but it kind of snug up on us this year, much snow fall, ice rain, difficulty driving has made most of Canadians strive for warmer weather! As spring progresses, the temperatures gradually warm up, and the snow and ice begin to melt, revealing the stunning landscapes and natural wonders of Canadian regions and provinces.
Despite the variability in spring weather across the country, Canadians look forward to the season with great anticipation. Springtime in Canada is marked by a variety of beloved traditions and activities, such as maple syrup festivals, Easter celebrations, and the return of migratory birds. Canadians also take advantage of the milder temperatures to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, boating, gardening, and picnicking. Spring is also a popular time for Canadians to clean and declutter their homes, as they prepare for the warmer months ahead.
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Leave your snowblower behind and get your Barbecue ready
Most os us are tired of snow shovelling and enduring -20 degrees celsius for past months, no more cleaning cars, no more slippery roads. Let’s celebrate season of birth, love and excitement!
As the warm weather approaches in Canada, so does the excitement of barbecue season, right? Canadians love their barbecues, and it’s a beloved tradition that brings family, friends, and neighbours together. The grill is often the center of social gatherings, and the aroma of the sizzling meats and vegetables is a sure sign that spring is here.
The love for barbecues in Canada is not just a recent trend. It has been a part of the Canadian culinary tradition for generations. From backyard barbecues to large community events, Canadians have perfected the art of cooking on the grill. It’s not just about the food, but the experience of being outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and the company of loved ones.
When it comes to favorite barbecue dishes, Canadians have a wide variety of options to choose from. Some of the most popular dishes include hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, sausages, and chicken. Most of meats that land on Canadian barbecues are typically marinated or seasoned with a variety of spices to enhance their flavours and tenderness.
In addition to the traditional barbecue meats, many Canadians also enjoy grilling vegetables such as corn on the cob, peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms. Grilled vegetables add color, texture, and nutrition to the meal and are a great option for vegetarians and vegans.
Another beloved barbecue dish in Canada is the classic smoked brisket. This slow-cooked meat is rubbed with spices and smoked over low heat for hours, resulting in a tender and flavorful meal that is perfect for any occasion. Some hard core Canadians take it even further by smoking ribs, pork shoulders, and even turkeys.
When it comes to side dishes, Canadians love to complement their barbecue with salads, baked potatoes, cornbread, and coleslaw. These dishes add texture and flavor to the meal and make it a complete and satisfying dining experience.
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Spring cleaning is almost a tradition in Canada
Barbecue season is here, and most of us can’t wait for all the snow to be gone and stay away until next Christmas! It is time to enjoy warmer weather and those juicy barbecue dishes. But, one thing needs to be done prior to the very first backyard family and friends gathering, that’s right, Spring cleaning. A must yearly routine to get all that accumulated dirt, leafs, dead shrubs and salt stains on driveway of the property. One weekend in Canada is usually always sacrificed for doing the chores in and around the house, but the outcome is worth it!
Spring arrival in Canada
On March 21, spring officially begins.
The spring equinox, also known as the vernal equinox, which occurs at 2:24 p.m. today was made possible by the peculiarities of astronomy, including the earth leaning slightly closer to the sun and the sun crossing the equator travelling north.
The Latin word equinox, which refers to today’s equinox, means “equal night,” thus there should be an equal number of hours of day and night.
Nevertheless, due to another astronomical quirk, we will actually have 12 hours and 9 minutes of daylight today as dawn was this morning at 7 am and sunset will be at 7:09 pm.
Whether or not you care about the physics, it signals the arrival of spring and the lengthening, brightening, and warming of the days.
That is something that everyone can support.