On both sides of the 49th Parallel we are getting ready to celebrate a national holiday. In Canada it is “Canada Day,” and our American neighbours “Independence Day.” Us Canadians will have a long weekend to enjoy family and friends and whatever festivities the Government of Canada has planned to bring the country together in celebration.
I have often wondered how do you celebrate a holiday when it falls in the middle of the week? You see I really look forward to a long weekend. It is the only time I really take away from my business and relax.
Both these celebrations are steeped in history but I also wonder how many people really appreciate the significance of July 1, in Canada and July 4, in the United States of America?
As you celebrate, whether it is for one day or a full weekend, be proud of who you are and how far as a country we have grown.
Have a good one.