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Good riddance, slavery

01 Aug

It’s a holiday here in Canada (most of it, anyway), so the Words By Nowak offices are closed till Tuesday. Officially, today is the Civic Holiday, but it’s also known as Simcoe day or Emancipation Day, to mark the end of slavery in Canada. Bet you didn’t know we had slavery, huh?

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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Good riddance, slavery

  1. Ben Babcock

    August 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Fascinating. I knew we had slavery in Canada, but I was unaware of the connection between this holiday and emancipation celebrations. It seems like the Civic Holiday is one of the more flexibly-themed statutory holidays.

    Happy Emancipation Day, then!

     
  2. Andrew Robulack

    August 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    We skip this holiday in the Yukon, because we still have slavery. We celebrate the discovery of gold later on in the month, instead.

     
 
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