Canada is technically a relatively new country. maybe that's why....
We have no exciting original holidays.
And yes, I know we have plenty of other holidays...but plenty of other places have Christmas, Halloween, Easter, and Thanksgiving.
I got to thinking last week when all of my UK blogger peeps were talking about Guy Hawkes Day. (Check out the festivities over a Mrs. Midnite if you'd like)
That's right. They have a holiday...one that involves fire and fireworks to commemorate
well, basically a terrorist attack. Guy Fawkes and his posse wanted to oust the protestant King and put in a Catholic one.
So why not make it a holiday. My thoughts exactly!
The Mexicans get Cinqo de Mayo (yet another holiday derived from a battle)
The Chinese have Qing Ming (and another bazillion neat holidays) - OK...it's really not that exciting, but it's a holiday none the less to go and sweep the tombs of their ancestors.
Here in Canada...we don't have any of these holidays. I suppose it can be argued thatsince we are multicultural there are people in Canada who celebrate these holidays here.
That's not what I'm looking for. We need our own exciting holiday. Yet another reason to party, have fireworks, and altogether drink to much alcohol. (or not...if that's not your style)
As you can tell I've been thinking...
a) Snow day - pick a day...and no it can't be "Family Day" because half the provinces don't even get that holiday. But it can be a whole day centered around fun in the snow.
yes, I know it's ridiculously lame.
We need something more exciting. (and preferably in the hotter months)
and I suppose that technically we should base it on historical significance. I mean that's what the rest of the countries did.
Laura Secord Day - She was historically significant....and now she represents a candy store. We could have a day off and gorge our selves on chocolates.
Brian Mulroney Day - basically you'd get the day off to sit on your ass and accomplish nothing. oh...and you'd have to get paid for it too.
October Crisis Day - but then again, the rest of us Canadian would rather forget about that.
So what new National Holiday do you think should Canada have?