The sky is gray, it's cold outside, and the snow is piled high around the driveway. The perfect prescription for the mid-winter blues!
This coming Monday (February 21) is Family Day, a provincial holiday created back in the early 1990's when the-then Premier of Alberta (your U.S. equivalent would be State Governor) discovered his son had been arrested for drug possession, and wanted to do something to encourage closer families.
Prior to that, it was quite a stretch between the holidays of New Year's Day and Good Friday.
Now, if they could just come up with some excuse for a statutory holiday in March...