Purpose Civic Holiday (Civic Day Holiday) in Canada is utterly "revolutionary" motive — the purpose is precisely to "not work."
The idea that the people of Canada in the middle of the summer needs a long weekend, there was a very long time: in the documents the City of Toronto from 1869 there is a record of the need of another summer day of rest — «day of recreation . " And in 1871, the British House of Commons established for the whole of the British Empire a day in early August, called "bank holiday." Then the famous English banker, politician, biologist and archaeologist Sir John Lubbock (John Lubbock) said that the municipality of Toronto recommends "reading more August holiday in Canada prudent and satisfactory».
Perhaps after authoritative statement of John Lubbock municipality of Toronto and approved in 1875 by the first Monday in August as the Civic Holiday.
Currently, this is the day set aside in Canada to provincial and city holidays. The titles of his distinguished from province to province, but invariably that the inhabitants of these provinces do not work today. And, as if this holiday however named in the various provinces and cities, Canadians have always carried it to good use: relax, travel, having fun at the festivals of the soul.
Since this holiday, like most holidays Canada celebrated on Monday, then fit to offer Canadians saying: Tuesday — a hard day!