Civic Holiday

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  1. ccheese

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    Today is a "Civic Holiday" in Canada.

    Civic Holiday is the most widely used name for a public holiday celebrated in parts of Canada on the first Monday in August.

    The holiday is known by a variety of names in different provinces and municipalities, including British Columbia Day in British Columbia, New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan Day in Saskatchewan. It is also an official statutory holiday in Nunavut and Northwest Territories, where it is simply known as "Civic Holiday".

    In Alberta, Heritage Day is an "optional" civil holiday. The first Monday in August is celebrated as Natal Day in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, but is not an official provincial holiday.

    It is celebrated as a municipal holiday as Simcoe Day in Toronto, and Colonel By Day in Ottawa, Joseph Brant Day in Burlington, Founders' Day in Brantford, McLaughlin Day in Oshawa, Alexander Mackenzie Day in Sarnia, James Cockburn Day in Cobourg, and John Galt Day in Guelph. Although this is a day off work for many, including employees of federal and many municipal governments,, the provincial government has not defined this day as a provincial statutory holiday and is not mentioned in either Ontario's Employment Standards Act or Retail Business Holidays Act.

    Discovery Day is celebrated in Yukon on the third Monday in August.

    So, my friends to the north, Happy Civic Holiday....

    Charles
     
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