Marnie wished me a Happy Simcoe Day. Thanks, Marnie! Of course I hadn't the slightest idea what she was talking about (though I loved the "next year in Port Credit" line.)*
I found this somewhat confusing explanation of Canadian civic holidays, and this history of Simcoe day, but explanations from wmtc readers are always so much more helpful. Hint, hint.
* On Passover, Jewish people often end the Seder (the ritual Passover meal) with the saying, "Next year in Jerusalem". One could hear that literally, as, one day we'll celebrate Passover in Israel. But I've always heard it as a symbolic expression of, one day, may we be in a place where we can be a free people.**
** Why am I so Jewish lately? Elsewhere in comments, I'm explaining Yiddishisms to David Cho. I wonder if I'm falling into that leave-New-York-and-become-more-Jewish syndrome. Hmm.