Notice: Because this year Canada Day, July 1, falls on a Sunday, when the government is normally shut down anyway, government offices will be closed on Monday to compensate.
I don’t know who or what a Canada is or why we should celebrate him, her or it. Nevertheless, someone in the government bought a cheap calendar off the Internet that lists something called Canada Day on July 1. Then again, it might just have been the calendar-maker’s idea of a practical joke.
To be on the safe side, the government decided to take the day off in case the holiday might be important to someone and because government officials will take any excuse they can find to take yet another day off.
The same calendar also listed something called Independence Day on July 4th. This obviously was a joke because no man (or woman) is an island, so whom among us is truly independent? Joke or not, the government will still be closed on July 4th. Like I said, they’ll any excuse to take another day off.