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in: Swampfox; Swampfox > 2016-01-18

Jan 19, 2016 5:35 AM # 
celebrate the Fourth of July three days early, and they're thankful for Columbus. I think they might also celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, but if you want to know more about that, you'll have to consult Wikipedia or something. (In Quebec, they celebrate St. Jean's Day, which is sometime in June, according to a shaggy dog story that my father used to tell.)
Jan 19, 2016 3:55 PM # 
The important thing is not to go hiking in the Adirondacks on Canadian Thanksgiving. I learnt that lesson this year.
Jan 19, 2016 8:29 PM # 
Deer season?
Jan 20, 2016 4:18 AM # 
Canadian holidays depend on the province so yeah wikipedia is best.

In Ontario we have the same ones that you probably have: New Years, Good Friday, Labour Day, Christmas

Family Day (3rd Monday in Feb)
Victoria Day (Monday before May 25th)
Canada Day (July 1)
Civic Holiday (first monday in August)
Thanksgiving (second Monday in Oct)
Boxing Day (Dec 26th)

A proposal is to make Remembrance Day (Nov 11) a National holiday (currently observed in several provinces). Also proposal to change family day (provincial holiday in several provinces) date to Heritage Day (National holiday)

Given the drop in the loonie value you likely won't see many Canadians taking holidays in the US soon. DGL is re-evaluating our US spring O race visits and Nor-Am champs in fall is going to be expensive too. That will hurt our participation numbers.
Jan 20, 2016 5:19 AM # 
I don't see any Trump Day there. Good for now, but if he manages to win, it's going to be a whole lot of Trump, I'm afraid.

I think I know someone who probably *really* likes Victoria Day. Though I suppose for cmpbllv *every* day is Victoria Day!
Jan 20, 2016 12:15 PM # 
Woo! Just have to hide my happiness on those days I need to go incognito. Sometimes it just slips out, though. Can't help that, living so close to the border for many years of my life...
Jan 20, 2016 12:47 PM # 
We don't have Labour Day down here. Good Friday is somewhat unusual -- my previous job had it off (but called it Easter Holiday), my current job does not.

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