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cathy


Happy Canada Day, Eh!

Saturday, July 01, 2006


July 1st always marks Canada Day, the birthdate of Confederation of our fine country. This year, we are 139 years old. The day is full of celebrations around the city, including fireworks, parades, celebrations at historical sites and pancake breakfasts. We are going to my sister's house for dinner and then to the fireworks.
Canadians are not as patriotic as Americans, in general. You don't see Canadian flags flying on houses as much as you see this when one enters New England, for example. But I think this is changing; our nation is proud of it's stand on many issues. And as a result, I think people are getting more and more patriotic. This is encouraged by the likes of American chains like Walmart, with their endless kitsch of Canada Day paraphernelia. I think we should all celebrate a World Day, a United Nations Day, a People of Humanity Day with this much fervour.
In the meantime, I am enjoying it because we get an extra day off this Monday because our national holiday falls on a Saturday. I will celebrate a long weekend!
Happy Canada Day, friends of the world....

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    happy Canada day. You live in a wonderful country. I agree about the World Day, the United Nations Day and People of Humanity Day. This is something we could all celebrate together. xx

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Thanx for the Canada Day wishes Cathy..Have a great long weekend :)

    Ps..Is that photo above MR C?..lol

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thank You, Chloe. I think we should just decide on a day and start our own celebration.

    Heidi; I hope you ahve a great long weekend as well. No, I don't think he would be caught dead in such attire! :)

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Cathy,
    Hope you and your family enjoy a "Happy Canada Day".

    Take care,
    Connie

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    Happy Canada Day, Cathy... spread around the maple syrup!

  1. Anonymous 40spoet said:

    Happy Canada Day to you! i had to work today, see my post replies from yesterday and today) it is a lovely sunny afternoon. enjoy your weekend!

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Happy Canada Day!!! :)

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    Happy Canada Day!! Americans can celebrate too, yes?

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Happy Canada Day!

    Maybe we can have an International Blogger Day? I'd celebrate everyone here.

    Sorry about Walmarts by the way. Is it only the bad bits of the U.S. which make it out of here?

  1. Blogger christina said:

    Happy Canada Day, Cathy!

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Happy Canada Day!
    I'm glad the Canadians are getting a little more proud of who they are, they should! It always seems that they feel overshadowed by the "great u.s." but it shouldn't be that way.
    Canada is young!! :) Still in his teens ;)

  1. Blogger Corrina said:

    Right back atcha!

  1. Blogger fb said:

    Happy Canada Day!

  1. Blogger Alex said:

    happy Canada Day back atya Cathy

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    I know I'm a bit late, but hope you had a wonderful Canada Day.
    Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    Happy Belated Canada Day!
    In Toronto you see every flag but the Canadian.
    World Cup and Toronto has a few "Little Italy's" and tons of Italians.

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