Thursday, February 17, 2011

Family Day

Did you know Canada..  this coming Monday February 21 is Family Day.  This occurs on the 3rd Monday in February and corresponds with Presidents Day in the United States.

Not everyone gets the day off though, it's a regular working day in British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador (it is a school board holiday) and the territories. Also federal employees in ALL provinces still have to head to work - this includes Postal Workers.

This day is meant to have a fun day as a family enjoying local activities and events. Family Day was first started in Alberta in 1990 in order to "reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta". This holiday was then recognized in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in Ontario in 2008.

For many of us it's also a great and well deserved break between News Years and Easter.

Let us know what your plans are for Family Day?

Source: Wikipedia, timeanddate.com, About.com

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