Secret Life of Canada

Crash course on Bread and Cheese

Bread and cheese are delicious — but did you know it’s also a day?!

The origins of Bread and Cheese Day in Six Nations goes back to the War of 1812

A big hunk of orange cheese sits atop of loaves of bread.
Bread and cheese pictured at the 2023 Bread and Cheese Day at Six Nations. (Six Nations of the Grand River/Facebook)

Bread and Cheese. More than just two of Falen and Leah's favourite foods. Did you know it's also a day? In Falen's community of Six Nations, every Victoria Day weekend people from the community get in line and walk through the local arena to get a big squishy slice of bread and a giant hunk of orange cheese. Delicious? Yes. But why?

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