Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Huron Carol

Canada's first Christmas Carol titled The Huron Carol was written by Father Saint Jean de Brébeuf (1593-1649) in 1643. He was a Christian missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. Father Saint Jean de Brébeuf is the Patron Saint of Canada. The original title was Jesous Ahatonhia (Jesus, he is born) set to the tune of a traditional French folk song, Une Jeune Pucelle (A Young Maid). The lyrics were written in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people hymn translated from the Huron language is also known as Twas in the Moon of Wintertime. Jesse Edgar Middleton wrote the well known English lyrics in 1926.


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