Technically, this is only my second Canada Day. I was in Maui on Canada Day 2004. I only mention that I was in Maui - well, because it's Hawai'i and i'm obsessed with Hawai'i. That's not the point, the point is - Canada Day is not just one day - it's an entire weekend - or as they call it here in Canada, a long weekend. While my fellow Americans had to go to work on Monday - my fellow Canadians enjoyed it off relaxing at their cottages or doing yard work.....and Canada Day was July 1st - a Saturday. How is this possible you ask? Well, in Canada, they are so efficient that they always take a Monday off for national holidays - and if the holiday doesn't fall on a Monday, they just pick the closest calendar Monday and take it off.