Observation, People

Thanksgiving Day

Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day

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People

St. John the Baptist, Quebec’ National Celebration 

A little bit of history... Canada was founded by two different people: the French and the English. The French occupied the territory known today as Quebec and the English slowly occupied the rest of the country. The colonization started in 1634 and Canada, as we know it, was born in 1867. Throughout the colonization, the… Continue reading St. John the Baptist, Quebec’ National Celebration 

Daily grievance and fun

A Good Laugh

I spent the afternoon at the movie theater with the family. We watched bilingual movie full of cultural stereotype which fostered very hilarious situations. Only my daughter and I understand English well enough not to need subtitles, nonetheless, it seems lack of knowledge of the English language is not a deterrent to following the story.… Continue reading A Good Laugh