Family Day

@BarBaraPrz (19068)
St. Catharines, Ontario
February 16, 2009 12:05pm CST
Family Day is not a federally-sanctioned statutory holdiday, but four provinces have established it... Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. It is the third Monday of February, which happens to be today. So I thought I'd wish everyone who's celebrating it a Happy Family Day. Personally, I think it should be called Heritage Day, because not everybody has a family, or is close to theirs. Or, maybe Flag Day, as the maple leaf flag made its first appearance on February 15, 1965.
6 responses
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
16 Feb 09
I like your ideas. Our family day consists of my brother in law sitting in the kitchen talking to either himself or his imaginary friend, my husband is a total couch potato watching a marathon day of Mash on television, and I'm kept busy blowing my nose and almost ready to go downstairs and do laundry. In the meantime I'm saying my prayers by thanking God tomorrow will soon be here and it's a regular work day. I'd love to be able to shake this cold.
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@BarBaraPrz (19068)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Feb 09
Are you still sniffling? Poor baby. Take this opportunity to rest up and hope you feel better soon.
• Canada
16 Feb 09
Oh yeah still blowing my beek and it's red and sore. ha ha I'm not going to complain too much it could be worse. I have asthma and when a cold goes down in my chest I am some sick then, so hopefully I'll be able to shake this soon.
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@bubblyapple (2655)
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
Happy Family Day to you. Here in the US, this Monday is "President's Day". It's a federal holiday so all of the states recognize it. Although not everyone has a time off. I am one of the fortunate ones who have today as their day off.
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@BarBaraPrz (19068)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Feb 09
I think that's why they picked this day... to co-incide with yours.
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Oh, really. Thank you for that information.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
4 Aug 09
family day was like the civic holiday here in ontario. some stuff were open, some stuff were not. on family day, we just drove around and didn't do much, yesterday, on the civic holiday, we cleaned our house!
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@BarBaraPrz (19068)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Aug 09
I was kidnapped and forced to go shopping in Ancaster... I'd rather have done my laundry and continued working on my garden.
@patgalca (14236)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Feb 09
There are a lot of activities going on in this town today for families. My husband dropped my daughter off at the recreation centre to participate. Ha! Not as a family though. I can't get on skates so I can't do that. I wanted to play board games but we all have different ideas. For my older daughter it's a day off school. For me, well, you know. I'm a housewife. I don't get a day off. I got up, washed the dishes, boiled some eggs for sandwiches (DH is working tonight), finished the laundry that I did yesterday.... Oops, forgot to take meat out for dinner. Have to make dinner tonight too. No day off for me. It doesn't matter what you call the day, or any other holiday, it's never a day off for me. *sigh*
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@BarBaraPrz (19068)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Feb 09
And it's not much of a day off for those of us who don't "go to work" for health reasons. You have my permission to take the rest of the day off and get stinkin' drunk!
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
16 Feb 09
Happy Family Day to you as well my fellow Canadian. I also have Family day here as I am in Alberta. I think that you have a good idea with the whole Heritage day or Flag day or such. True some people do not have a family or are not close to theirs.
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@BarBaraPrz (19068)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Feb 09
i'm not sure, but wasn't Alberta the first one to recognize it?
@raydene (9875)
• United States
16 Feb 09
And back at you Sweet Friend We don't have that here but we do have prez day Enjoy your day xoxoxoxoxoo
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