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Holiday Monday here in Canada, thanks to Queen Victoria

Postby donoreo » Mon May 21, 2007 1:49 pm

Today is the "official" celebrations of the Queen's birthday. It started with Victoria day (May 24) then became the official for the current monarch after her death. It is now the Monday before May 25 and known as the May 2-4 weekend. Over here a 2-4 is also a case of 24 bottles of beer. I am sure you can put 2 and 2 (or 2 and 4 ;) ) together.

Either way, I woke up before 6 AM on a holiday Monday and my 9.5 month old daughters had nothing to do with it, they were sleeping.
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RE: Holiday Monday here in Canada, thanks to Queen Victoria

Postby Dutch_Master » Mon May 21, 2007 4:30 pm

Congrats. But what's the point? (I'm not Canadian, not even Anglo-Saxon ;))
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RE: Holiday Monday here in Canada, thanks to Queen Victoria

Postby donoreo » Mon May 21, 2007 5:06 pm

The point of the holiday? Now it is just an excuse to drink beer on a long weekend. Traditionally we celebrated the Queen's birthday. There are still firework shows for this.
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RE: Holiday Monday here in Canada, thanks to Queen Victoria

Postby Rhakios » Mon May 21, 2007 5:16 pm

Huzzah!

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Re: RE: Holiday Monday here in Canada, thanks to Queen Victo

Postby nordle » Mon May 21, 2007 8:33 pm

donoreo wrote:The point of the holiday? Now it is just an excuse to drink beer on a long weekend.


And that is surely the point of any holiday!

Have a great one!

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Postby Rhakios » Mon May 21, 2007 9:30 pm

Oh come on nordle, it's Bank Holiday Monday next week :D
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Postby donoreo » Tue May 22, 2007 1:21 pm

Your Bank holiday lines up with the US Memorial Day. It was a nice day here, lots of sun but a bit cool.
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RE: Re: RE: Holiday Monday here in Canada, thanks to Queen V

Postby Rhakios » Tue May 22, 2007 6:51 pm

Well, we call it the Whitsun bank holiday, though it isn't on a Sunday and it probably won't be particularly white :)
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RE: Re: RE: Holiday Monday here in Canada, thanks to Queen V

Postby nelz » Tue May 22, 2007 9:11 pm

Whitsun is on a Sunday, the Whitsun bank holiday was the day after Whitsun, because you can't have a Bank Holiday on a Sunday. but it hasn't been called that for about 30 years, it's the Spring Bank Holiday now.
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RE: Re: RE: Holiday Monday here in Canada, thanks to Queen V

Postby Rhakios » Tue May 22, 2007 11:02 pm

Yes I know, nelz. It could be that I was being mildly facetious. In fact I still call it the Whitsun bank holiday, in the same way that I refer to radio receivers as the wireless, in order to irritate the sort of people who are easily irritated by that sort of thing (i.e. frequently the same people who cannot enjoy a film just because it is in b/w).
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RE: Re: RE: Holiday Monday here in Canada, thanks to Queen V

Postby nelz » Tue May 22, 2007 11:09 pm

Ah, but radio receivers are wireless (unless you count the wires inside of course) whereas the Bank holiday no longer falls on the Whitsun weekend except by chance :)

Black and white films? Next you'll be saying you like silent films and TV without commercials :shock:
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Postby Rhakios » Wed May 23, 2007 6:41 pm

nelz wrote:Black and white films? Next you'll be saying you like silent films and TV without commercials :shock:


Indeed, if I haven't said it already. I also like books. :)
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Postby nelz » Wed May 23, 2007 10:48 pm

You can't beat a good scroll (stone tablets are too heavy to read in bed, it hurts like Hell when you nod off mid page).
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Postby MikeHarvey » Thu May 24, 2007 8:47 am

nelz wrote:You can't beat a good scroll


You can get locked up for that, you know.
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Postby Rhakios » Thu May 24, 2007 7:04 pm

nelz wrote:You can't beat a good scroll


No thanks, they tend to roll of the shelves. ;)
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