Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Local Customs

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Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Local Customs

  • Inuit Inukshuks

    Throughout Labrador and other northern Canadian destinations it is common to see an Inukshuk.They are traditional beacons that the Inuit people used as markers and navigational devices. I have a web link below where I have much more information on these rock monuments seen throughout Labrador.

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  • Let's go for a boil up!

    It is common for people in Labrador and Newfoundland to say they are going for a "boil up".This generally consist of lighting a fire on a beach somewhere or at a lake with some wood and boiling the kettle for a cup of tea and enjoying the Labrador outdoors.If you have some local smoked char or other food or "grub" its referred to as you will enjoy...

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  • "A Large Labrador Day"

    In the Labrador region in the winter out on snowmobile if you get a great sunny day without a cloud in sight and your getting a great tan, many local people call it a "Large Labrador Day".In the picture I provided this is an example of that. It is simply beautiful and snowmobiling on a day like this, life doesn't get much better enjoying the vast...

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  • Sunday / Jiggs Dinner

    Labradorians and Newfoundlanders do have a unique diet and the days of the week are rather traditional. For example Saturdays are usually "Pea Soup" day and Sunday is usually reserved for "Sunday" or "Jiggs" dinner.This is my favorite meal but not necessarily very healthy you have to try it. It is chicken or turkey with potatos, carrots, turnips,...

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  • Newfoundland Dishes

    We are lucky to have family in Newfoundland ...and there is nothing better than trying some of their unique local dishes. For New Year's my mother-in-law made us a traditional rabbit pie. I think the fluffy soda crust was my favorite part....The meat was roasted with garlic and onions ...then steamed veggies are added ...then the crust. It's hardy...

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  • Jason Crummey meets Captain Canada

    I met Captain Canada at the St. John's Santa Claus Parade. Captain Newfoundland was there too but he took off before I could talk to him.I told Captain Canada that I'd been watching him on NTV for the last 2 or 3 decades. Then I told him I was something of a superhero myself, having been Captain Carbonear with Cutting Edge Wrestling; I think he was...

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  • fishing

    in the fishing season, all hands are needed, tourist are asked if they would like to get amongst it. some even come for that reason, fishing and getting paid for itcod mostll, which have to be processed mostly into big codflake barrels.

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  • Wood Piles

    Throughout Labrador you will see these piles of wood by road side. This is simply wood that people have cut and placed it in this position for storage.It will later be cut into smaller peices for wood stoves and used for heat in the winter months. The cost of fuel in northern parts of Canada is very high and a lot of local people use the wood to...

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  • Tasty Bakeapples and Popular Local...

    If you are in the southeastern or Labrador Straits regions of Labrador you have to try my favorite berry, the bakeapple. I love them and if you like the outdoors they make a great day of hiking and picking these berries in the wild. Throughout this region they are common and by asking some locals they may even give up some of the hot spots!! I have...

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  • Labrador Flag

    Labrador has its own flag, which is very symbolic of life in Labrador. This flag is meant to be a permanent declaration of the unique identity of the people of Labrador and their common heritage.The blue on the flag represents the waters of the lakes, rivers and oceans. The green represents the land and the white represents the snow.The symbolic...

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  • Screeching in ceremony

    You must try this!Most often it takes place in a bar, and afterwards you are considered an honorary newfie.They make you kiss a fish, eat some newfie steak (bologna) drink some stuff that tastes like gasoline (its screech, newfie alcohol), and we had to repeat some stuff that to this day I dont know what I said. Marvelous fun.

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