Quiz: How Much Do you Know About the Civic Holiday?

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Early next month Canadians will be celebrating the Civic Holiday, August 7th 2023!

Established in 1875, the Civic Holiday falls on the first Monday of August, giving Canadians an extra day to kickstart their summer vacations. However, the significance of the Civic Holiday varies across provinces and municipalities, and not all employers observe it. It can represent a celebration of individual provinces, honor national icons like Terry Fox or John Simcoe, or serve as a Cultural Heritage Day.

Curious to learn more about the diverse meanings of the Civic Holiday? Take our quiz and uncover fascinating insights into its history, regional variations, and cultural significance. Test your knowledge and discover how Canadians across the country celebrate this special day.


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#1. Which province does not formally observe the August civic holiday?

#2. Different titles for the August holiday are used in many Ontario communities. Identify the FALSE one below if you can.

#3. The holiday Monday in August, often known as "Civic Holiday," is traditionally observed on:

#4. In the middle of summer 1869, what city's mayor organised a day of recreation for city residents?

#5. Is the first Monday in August a civic holiday in Quebec, Newfoundland, and the Yukon?

#6. In 1974, which Canadian province was the last to officially observe the August holiday?

#7. What province's lieutenant governor was John Simcoe?

#8. The first mentions of Civic Holiday being observed in Canada date back to?

#9. When was the first Civic Holiday in Winnipeg?

#10. When was the first Civic Holiday in Toronto?

#11. The August holiday is observed for various reasons in different provinces. Can you tell which one is fictitious?


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