Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The Three-Day Weekend

No one knows the three-day weekend like Canadians. We may have even have invented the concept. If not, we've adopted it as our own, and have perfected it. If there is a public holiday, Canada will find a way to make it happen on a Monday.

Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, and the August civic holiday are all three-day weekend events. Piss on the mid-week holiday, is our motto here. If only we could get Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day to fall in line.

Canada Day (July 1) used to be cause for a long weekend, but a recent push to celebrate it as American's celebrate Independence Day (on the actual day) has ruined this worthy tradition.

And really - why get caught up on a number. Who cares if Canada Day is really on the 1st. Why not celebrate it on the closest Monday, as we do Queen Victoria's birthday?

What do you think? Don't three-day weekends make more sense than a mid-week day off?

4 Comments:

At 6:18 PM, Blogger sxKitten said...

Long weekends rock! I love the feeling when you wake up Sunday morning and realize no, you don't have to go back to work the next day, even though you've already had one day off.

It was probably that euphoria that convinced me that waterskiing after an absence of many, many years was a good idea.

Euphoria is often mistaken about these things.

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger Diva said...

Yes! Please start a world-wide trend. I'm a huge fan of 3-day weekends and we certainly need more of them.

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Dean said...

In fact, let's make every weekend a three day weekend. Hell, let's start and end the week with three-day weekends. I could get into working one day a week.

 
At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Dale said...

Europe has had much success with 4-day work weeks. Myself, I only work part-time jobs, and live very modestly with my partner and our puppy.

We don't have big expensive gadgets, and don't require them. We don't need to work a lot to afford how we live because how we live doesn't require us to.

We both don't want to work that much- not because we don't like work, but because we both want to work to live, not live to work.

 

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