Celebration Time

Last Update: June 29, 2018

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.

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dchapman3 Premium
I will take a holiday any day of the week.

We all have a lot to be thankful for.
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HarveyBrown Premium
I am with you Don, just put holiday behind it and you have my support. Have a great weekend.
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Memorylaneuk Premium
I don’t know about Canada day but we British seem to love July 4th celebration. Anything the Americans do we want to do too. It makes me laugh as not so many people know their history. After all July 4th celebrates the day they kicked us British out.
It just appeals to my warped sense of humour.
Maybe Canada Day is about the same thing ?
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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HarveyBrown Premium
Lol, most of the world seems to want to emulate what Americans have made popular. Canada has never kicked out the United Kingdom, in fact good Queen Bess is still our sovereign. What it celebrates is when the then three provinces of Canada (Ontario), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick joined together in 1867,and formed Canada.
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Memorylaneuk Premium
You learn something new every day!
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JillAlexaVA Premium
It is always good to take time to reflect on why we have the holiday. Good to put the time to good use. Family times are so special.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Right on Jill, you have a great weekend.
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delroy2222 Premium
Thank you for sharing, Harvey.
Have a good one.
Best wishes.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Thanks Delroy, enjoy yourself with your family and friends.
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delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome Harvey and thank you.
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MKearns Premium
Thanks for the reminder!
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