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Canada is a vast and diverse country, and its many festivals illustrate the many exciting cultural events that Canada has to offer. Canadian festivals and events attract visitors worldwide.This are some of them.

The Calgary stampede
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions. The event's roots are traced to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair In 1912, American promoter Guy Weadick  organized his first rodeo and festival, known as Stampede. 1919, He returned to Calgary to organize the victory Stampede in honour of soldiers returning from World War I. And in 1923 it became an annual event. Organized by thousands of volunteers and supported by civic leaders, the Calgary Stampede has grown into one of the world's richest rodeos, one of Canada's largest festivals and a significant tourist attraction for the city. Rodeo and chuckwagon racing events are televised across Canada. Calgary's national and international identity is tied to the event. It is known as the "Stampede City", carries the informal nickname of "Cowtown" and the local Canadian Football League team is called the Stampeders. The city takes on a party atmosphere during Stampede: office buildings and storefronts are painted in cowboy themes, residents don western wear (he clothes worn in the 19th-century American West) events held across the city include hundreds of pancake breakfasts and barbecues.

Canadian National Exhibition

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), also known as The Ex, is an annual event beginning in August that takes place at Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the 18 days leading up to and including Canadian Labour Day Monday. Approximately 5.3 million people visit Exhibition Place each year with 1.3 million visitors attending the CNE alone, making it Canada’s largest fair and the seventh largest fair in North America, "generating more than C$50 million in revenue for the City of Toronto and over C$70 million for the Province of Ontario annually." [1] The first Canadian National Exhibition took place in 1879, largely to promote agriculture and te...

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