Being Canadian born and bred, do you REALLY think I'd forget these illustrious beer-fests - sorry - holiday dates??!!!
These are a list of the dates I submitted to Jeff for inclusion. If I've forgotten any or got any wrong, please let me know and I'll get it sorted. Auntie M - 3rd Monday in May is a darn sight easier to describe Victoria Day than the convaluted way I did it!!!
Victoria Day - Monday preceding May 25th (that's the holiday; Queen Victoria's birthday was actually May 24th which is what is celebrated) This year, it's May 19th
Canada (Dominion) Day - July 1st
Labour Day - First Monday of September (think that's the same as you?) This year September 1st
Thanksgiving - Second Monday in October. This year, October 13th
All of the above warrant long weekends and parties! The rest of the holidays are the same as US
Mother's Day (Mothering Sunday) is the 4th Sunday in Lent. Obviously, this changes every year unlike the US and Canada who always have it on 2nd Sunday in May. So, if you find out when Easter is, you work it out from there! In 2009, it's March 22nd. It was March 2nd this year
Father's Day is the same as yours
Britain doesn't do Thanksgiving or Labour Day
Remeberance Sunday is the 2nd Sunday in November (the closest to November 11th)
Each of the 4 countries making up Great Britain also have their own national days.
Wales - St David's Day - March 1st
Ireland - St Patrick's Day - March 17th (you know this one!)
England - St George's Day - April 23rd
Scotland - St Andrew's Day - November 30th
I'll probably think of more, but this is something to be going on with!
Everybody okay with that???