Jólabókaflóðið

#PetitPod You might have heard of this tradition through Memes or social media shares, but let’s see if we can find more information! This tradition seems very simple, yet extremely rewarding. So join me in understanding Jólabókaflóðið a tad better.

Feast Day & Saint Andrew

#PetitPod This episode is another Feast Day, but with Saint Andrews! He is the Patron Saint of many areas, including among others Barbados, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Sicily, Russia, Romania, and Ukraine. Interestingly, he is also the Patron Saint of the U.S. Army Rangers. Today we talk about the role he had in…

Remembrance Day & Poppies

#PetitPod Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Among other things, we honour the soldiers who served to protect our country, and their sacrifices to keep us safe during armed conflicts. In this Podcast episode, we delve into the reasons for celebrating this day, and why the poppy is its national symbol. Lest we forget. Nous…

Leif Erikson

#PetitPod On October 9th in the United States, they celebrate Leif Erikson Day! Although I am not from the US, I figured since Canada is part of North America, I could get away with celebrations too! Leif Erikson did leave a mark on Canada, and we can recognise him for it today. “Leif was tall…

Feast Day & Saint Francis of Assisi

#PetitPod This episode is about the beginning of Feast Day (today!) with Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the Patron Saint of animals, ecology, and merchants. According to Wolf : “Even secular scholars, bent on approaching the saint from a more detached historical perspective, have invariably, if inadvertently, left Francis on the pedestal where they…

Franco-Ontarians

#PetitPod in English & français On this day celebrated by Franco-Ontarians, this is a special bilingual PetitPod with a brief History, as well as short clips done by members of this community. * “…c’est qui je suis…je suis fier de ma langue et de ma culture…c’est vraiment un privilège…j’ai un accent pas tout à fait…

Lews Castle

#PetitPod Welcome to the first PetitPod episode!* Today I would love to share with you about Lews Castle. This stark yet stunning building has an interesting history. Groome describes the landscape as: “…so beautiful and well laid out that both gardens and grounds compare favourably with any in Scotland…” This castle was a fun choice,…