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International Joke Day

July 1 is International Joke Day!

Everybody needs a good laugh now and then, and that’s exactly what International Joke Day was made for! It is rumored that jokes were first told in ancient Greece and that a laughter club (an early version of what we know today as a comedy club) existed during 350 B.C.

So spread some laughter, make a joke, or share a funny YouTube video today. Laughter is contagious, so crack some jokes and make people smile for International Joke Day!

In honor of this holiday, we thought we’d include some cute jokes about calendars.

Q: What do calendars eat?
A: Dates!

Q: What did the thief who stole a calendar get?
A: Twelve months!

Q: Why are Saturday and Sunday the strongest days?
A: All the others are weak-days!

 

Sources: Altius Directory, Holiday Insights

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Canada Day

US Navy 100701-N-8539M-013 Leading Seaman Richard Glasbergen, from Grimsby, Ontario, raises the Canadian flag aboard the Royal Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Algonquin (DDG 283) during the morning colors ceremony for Canada DayWhat is Canada Day?

Canada Day, a statutory (public) holiday often referred to as “Canada’s Birthday,” marks the anniversary of the date that Canada became a self-governing country. The holiday was first established in 1879 under the name Dominion Day but has been officially celebrated as Canada Day since 1982.

Learn more about the history of Canada Day by clicking here.

When is Canada Day?

July 1 of each year. If July 1 falls on a Sunday, July 2 is Canada Day and a statutory holiday, under the Holidays Act.

How do people celebrate Canada Day?

Post offices and some businesses, stores and other organizations close for the day. Canada Day celebrations include nationwide events organized by municipal governments. Canada  Day events include pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, carnivals and festivals, firework displays and citizenship ceremonies for new Canadian citizens.

Sources: timeanddate.com, pch.gc.ca
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