01 July 2011

1 July - Canada Day

If the first of July be rainy weather,
'Twill rain more or less for four weeks together

If it rains on July first, it will rain seventeen days in the month.

If it rains on July first, there will be no grapes that year.

If it rains between the first and the fourth of July, it will rain for forty days.


Today our neighbors to the north and Canadians everywhere celebrate the joining of three British colonies - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada (which was divided into Quebec and Ontario) - to become the Dominion of Canada in 1867.

An' they jes' growed from there!  [You can find the rest of the story and a lot more at Canada History]