In Montreal canada day has an entirely different significance. Here it's known by a completely different name.... moving day. Today is the day that something like 45% percent of the apartment dwelling population of montreal
switch apartments. On a day like today the streets are clogged with moving vans and displaced families. Van rentals have been booked solid for this partcualr weekend for something like 4 months now. It doesn't sound like much but walking around on the streets it's definitely surreal.
This is an entirely cultural phenomenon that occurs in no other location in space and time.