5 Sep

Today in Canada they are celebrating a holiday called “Labour Day.”

Many Canadians have the day off today, giving people a three-day weekend.

It’s kind of similar to the American “Labor Day.”


29 Responses to “Today”

  1. Maria September 5, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    Ha ha ha…. cheeky charlie! Are you planning to celebrate Labour Day west-coast Canadian style and head stateside for some Labor Day bargains?

    Glad to hear you and your family are settling in… Good to see you brought sun as well! Enjoy it now, we are notoriously rainy here through the fall and winter.

  2. BethS September 5, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Many spend the weekend celebrating Labor Day, recognizing that this is the unofficial end of summer, school is starting up again and the cooler fall months are just around the corner. Today is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of our busy work weeks, and I’m sure many are enjoying the day with family and friends. It’s days like this that give me time to reflect on our troops, who work incredibly hard and make huge sacrifices to protect the country we call home and allow us to continue doing our business. Thank a soldier today.

  3. Uncle Walts Niece September 5, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Canada’s GREAT, Eh ?

    Dude…you will be SO happy there — the people are REALLY smart and friendly !!!

    Like the song says — “Oh, Canada – I give my heart to thee…”

    I would move there in a second !


    • Colleen September 5, 2011 at 10:25 am #

      It’s “I stand on guard for thee”, but you can sing it that way if you want.

    • JJ September 6, 2011 at 6:26 am #

      which song would that be? ‘Cause it’s not part of ‘Oh Canada’.”

      However, Canada is awesome, and I love living here.

      • Uncle Walts Niece September 7, 2011 at 7:32 am #

        Just goes to show you how dumb Americans really are — At least I know all the correct words to MY national anthem…

  4. Mary September 5, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    How exotic!

    • ikkinbot September 5, 2011 at 10:54 am #

      Wait until you get Thanksgiving – in October

  5. Ella September 5, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Jorge, you have so many Canadian holidays to look forward to in the next few months, like Thanksgiving (in October), Remembrance Day (I think that one’s Veterans Day in the US?), and Boxing Day, aka after Christmas Shopping Sale Day.Welcome to Vancouver!

  6. Kathyann September 5, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Wow! That’s odd. Do we always have the same Labor Day, I wonder? I do learn something new every day.

  7. Donna Siano September 5, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    Have a great day!

  8. Henry Wasserman September 5, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Labour Day has absolutely nothing to do with Labor Day. They are completely different holidays…

    Just kidding

    : )

  9. Kali September 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Oh yeah, it’s great. Although I don’t actually know anyone who does anything for it. I’m Canadian myself and it’s mostly just an end of summer/back to school flag. I hope you like Vancouver Gorge, but if you ever get the chance take the ferry on over to Victoria. It’s really nice over here and it makes for an easy day trip.

  10. Sarah September 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Welcome neighbour. We’re honoured to have u here. Enjoy your Canadian Labour Day!!

    Seriously people, we even have Christmas in Canada, believe it or not! And the song doesn’t say “Oh Canada I give my heart to thee” although hearts and thee are in the song….


  11. Jeff September 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    You would think that Canada would have thrown in a holiday to celebrate the sport of Hockey.

    • Barb September 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

      Jeff, we Canucks do have a dedicated holiday to celebrate Hockey.
      In the fall, winter and spring we call it Saturday Nights. πŸ™‚

      Blodwynn from TO.

  12. MARTA(BcN) September 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    me encantan los dias de fiesta!! no trabajar!! yujuuuuuu,love spanish labor days!!

  13. Jacque Sue Roycroft September 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    yeah, but they don’t have a 4th of July..well, they have it but they don’t celebrate.

    • Carl Meserve September 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

      Our “4th of July” is on July 1st and called Canada Day.

      Super Bowl is just a baby compared to the Grey Cup of the Canadian Football League which celebrates its 100th championship game in 2012. (Go Tiger-Cats !)

    • Kali September 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

      We have Canada Day instead, it’s the 1st of July. I don’t think it’s as big a deal, although it might be to some families, it just never was to mine.

    • Bear September 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

      July doesn’t have a 4th day in Canada? How does that work? Do they turn the donkey wheel and skip over it? πŸ˜‰

  14. TheJungleman September 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Those darn holiday stealing neighbors to the North. Did they really think we wouldn’t notice, just because they added a “U”?

  15. FionaC September 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Except the Canadians know how to spell “labour” correctly πŸ˜‰

  16. Claudia September 6, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    It must feel somewhat like home.
    Hope you had a great long weekend!!!

  17. Syd September 6, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    Jorge I just received your double-autograph!! Thank you very much:))))

  18. Julie September 7, 2011 at 5:49 am #

    Did you celebrate your “Labour” Day in the city “centre”? πŸ™‚ Welcome to Canada!

  19. James Hernandez September 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm #


    You may mock the inhabitants of Canada for the use of u in labour, neighbour, etc. However, the one thing you can not mock is the Toronto Maple Leafs. They are Canada’s team! You can mock the Canucks, Flames, Oilers (especially the Oilers who traded Wayne Gretzky), Jets, and even the Canadiens (parlez vous francais?). But never mock the Maple Leafs! This is tantamount to high treason!!

    • BusDriverDave September 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

      Jorge, PLEASE learn to mock the Leafs. What the lovely people of Toronto don’t know is the we ALL (meaning the rest of the country) love to mock the leafs!

      Welcome to my home and native land.

      • Brandy September 14, 2011 at 8:42 am #

        I am a born and raised Toronto gal and I mock the is my birthright! Also the rest of Canada loathes Toronto, although most of them have probably never visited!
        I used to live in Vancouver, Used to go to The Naam all the time for sweet potato fries and miso gravy…mmmmm.

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