Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians!! 😀 Hope everyone has a great long weekend! 8) (same goes for my American friends with their upcoming 4th of July holiday ;))
Last year, I spent Canada Day in Montreal, Quebec.. so, in other words, I really didn’t get to celebrate it at all!! The province of Quebec doesn’t really acknowledge the holiday (I think it’s partly because they celebrate St Jean-Baptiste a few days before, and partly because many people there don’t like to associate Quebec with the rest of Canada.. not everyone, of course, but enough..the separation debate has been ongoing since before I was even born!) So anyway, I was so surprised last year to find that banks and other government offices were open regular hours, and there were no Canadian flags in sight, no fireworks, nothing! It was just so.. weird!
But that’s all a part of experiencing a different culture, I guess.. Quebec is certainly very different from the rest of Canada! And I don’t necessarily think there’s anything wrong with that at all, I found Montreal to be a great city & I really loved it there!
I guess my whole point is that I sort of skipped out on Canada Day last year, so I really want to do something fun this time! I’ve made a few tentative plans, but they are all outdoor locations/activities, so I’ll only be going out if it doesn’t rain later! (it’s supposed to rain off and on all day, with a 40% chance of a Thunderstorm tonight.. :() But in any case, I’m going to head down to the dollar store to find some cheap and fun Canada Day accessories, so that even if it’s pouring buckets this evening, I can stay inside and take some sexy Canada Day themed pictures for you guys! 😉 I guess it’s a win-win situation! 😛
***UPDATE: Canada Day was a blast! The sun stayed out all day and I spent the entire time chillin on a patio with some cold drinks, and then swimming with a few friends! My only regret is that I missed the fireworks once again this year, because I ended up passing out at around 10:30 last night! 😛 Lol.. and it’s all thanks to some maple syrup flavored Canadian Contraband:
I thought to myself “what the hell, it IS a holiday, after all! :P” … Soon after, I remembered why I don’t smoke pot very often.. it puts me to sleep! Damn.. haha. Well, it was still a very fun day, and at least I got a good night’s sleep!! I’ve been up since 7am doing laundry and getting a jump start on a bunch of errands I have to do this weekend.. it’s been a very productive morning so far! 😉
Hope everyone has a great weekend!