Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Glorious 12th

July 12th used to be the most popular public holiday in Ontario. I doubt if any of my readers know why. Thus our view of history changes as the generations go by.

If anyone does know about "the Glorious 12th" please explain in comments.

Hint: the holiday does not celebrate an event that took place in Canada. So this requires the winning reader to explain why it was considered significant here.

Also if someone can refer us to a good picture of the Glorious etc., then, now, or somewhere in between, I'll post it here later.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ancarett said...

I'm married to a man who still commemorates the 12th in his own, Orange way. *hee*

1:11 PM  
Blogger Closet Liberal said...

Orangemen's day?

My guess comes from some faulty information. I grew up near Orangeville, Ontario, and always thought that the name came from the Orangemen parades that were a big part of the town's history. Whoops!

2:32 PM  

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