Friday, February 17, 2012

Family Day

Did you know Canada.. this coming Monday February 20th 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.

Check with your local businesses about what events are available, some places like museums, movie theatres and skating rinks will be open so families can spend time together doing one of these great activities!

Do you get Family Day off? How are you celebrating?

20 comments:

  1. can't wait! Grandma and Grandpa are already on the way, and we will make a whole family weekend out of it!

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  2. It's a shame that everyone across the country can't enjoy an extra day with family

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  3. nothing -my husbands a truck driver and this holiday does not apply to him-so happy family day.

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  4. We love family day. We plan on taking the kids bowling and out to dinner on Monday and over the weekend do tons of crafts and play tons of games.

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    1. Great idea, we were thinking about glow in the dark bowling!

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  5. Hubby has to work, and my kindergarten kid doesn't have classes on Monday, so I kind of forgot about this.

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  6. Kids are home from school, but I am not sure what we will be doing yet.

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  7. I do not have kids. I will most likely be spending the day blogging!

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  8. This is one day that I enjoy getting off and wish all of Canada had the pleasure!

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  9. We will be having a day in as we are sick in our house :( We were supposed to go visit the Grandparents.

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  10. Visiting again from SASS!
    http://www.multitestingmommy.com/2012/02/come-out-and-sass-back-with-saturday.html

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  11. Yup I do get the day off. I work in a government building so I have no choice but to take it off. ** Grinning **

    and no please don't hate I am no politician lmao just work inside the building.

    Kevin visiting from S.A.S.S

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  12. No holiday for me either, in fact, I don't know too many people who do get this day off. I wish they had put a little more thought into it before creating it. It would be nice to be able celebrate a day called 'Family Day' as a national holiday, that's for sure.

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  13. I am always off (sahm) but hubby has to work. I imagine the boys and I will do something...no idea what though.

    SASS

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  14. I love family day. It's still new enough that I'm not used to it, so it always comes as a surprise to me when it rolls around.

    No major plans on my end, but we're hoping to visit both my family and my wife's family, so there's a bit of driving in the future for me!

    SASS

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  15. Working for yourself has advantages...So yes I get the day off. It is beautiful out so planning on heading out for a walk and enjoying the day together!

    Hope yours is a great one

    SASS

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  16. We don;t have family day here in Quebec but I would love to get my birthday off every year! Super cool!

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  17. We get it off but had to work cuz of travelling to another province so we'll just take off Friday instead! Woo!

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