Talking to one of my American friends yesterday, and I was asked what the holiday was here…. Because New Years Day fell on a weekend this year, government and most big companies observe the holiday on the following Monday… but I was bored and in a playful mood… and the first answer that popped into my head was:
Great Canadian Beaver Day!
Now this friend of mine is a pretty smart cookie… but let’s be honest… I don’t think that the average American has much of an idea of the world outside their borders. I’ve worked in the USA, and still have some great friends there, but for the most part they are oblivious to many things that do not directly concern them.
But I thought that Great Canadian Beaver Day was probably pushing my luck a little…
What a wonderful laugh I got when I saw the reply…
“I don’t see it in Wikipedia. Is it really a holiday?”
No… No it is not… But thank you for brightening my day 🙂