If you've ever complained about the lack of a holiday in August, most Canadians don't have that complaint.
The first Monday in August has different names depending on which province you live.
Civic Holiday is the term in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, and Manitoba. British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan celebrate the day after the name of their provinces.
Natal Day in Nova Scotia, Heritage Day in Alberta, and Simcoe Day in Ontario round out the names. The holiday is not observed by and large in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Yukon.
Canadians might use the holiday to watch more Olympics coverage or the CFL game tonight in Toronto. Or just grab a little more sunshine in this extraordinarily hot summer.