Civil holiday in Canada (01/08)

The purpose of the Civic Day Holiday in Canada, celebrated annually on the first Monday of August, has no "revolutionary" background - the purpose is precisely to "not work."

The idea that Canadians need a long weekend in the middle of summer dates back a long time: an 1869 City of Toronto document records the need for another summer day of recreation, a “day of recreation.” And in 1871, the English House of Commons established a day off for the entire British Empire in early August, called the "bank holiday". At the same time, the famous English banker, politician, biologist and archaeologist Sir John Lubbock (John Lubbock) said that he recommends that the city of Toronto "consider an additional August holiday in Canada prudent and satisfactory."

Perhaps it was after the authoritative statement of John Lubbock that the City of Toronto adopted the first Monday in August as a Civil Holiday in 1875.

Currently, this day is reserved in Canada for provincial and city holidays. Its names vary from province to province, however, it is invariable that the inhabitants of these provinces do not work today. And, no matter how this holiday is called in various provinces and cities, Canadians always spend it with benefit: they relax, travel, have fun from the heart at festivals.