Today is another holiday in these here parts. Not a Stat Holiday. A Civic Holiday.
It is Natal Day in some parts of the Maritimes. Heritage Day in Alberta. It is known simply as Civic Holiday in NWT, Nunavut and Ontario. Except where it is known as something else. Like Simcoe Day in Toronto. Or if you live in Ottawa, where it is Colonel By Day. Or in Burlington where it is Joseph Brant Day. In Brantford it is Founders Day. This comes as a surprise to most people, who really only care that it is a day of no work.
Except it isn't really a day of no work for everyone. It may not even be a paid holiday, if you don't have to work.
This is all very confusing. And even a little banal.
Besides, doesn't everyone just call it the August Long Weekend?