Are you ready for your summer long weekend? Most provinces in Canada declare the first Monday of August a statutory or civic holiday. Yukon Discovery Day is the only exception which celebrates on the third Monday of August. While Newfoundland & Labrador and Quebec choose to not participate at all.
Who doesn't love getting a day off from work and enjoying a long weekend with family at the height of the summer season? Summer barbeques, fun outdoor games and sports and just good old-fashioned time spent with family and loved ones, that's what the first Monday of August provincial holiday is all about.
If this Summer season continues to be a hot one, you can be sure many Canadians will be spending their First Monday August holiday in the swimming pool, like this guy in Oshawa, Ontario...
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