(OTTAWA, ON) – On February 20th, Ottawan officials reported millions of US tourists not only in the capital, but throughout the entire country of Canada – exceeding the projected number of tourists for the next five years in just one weekend. Why? Many US citizens felt a sudden inclination to celebrate Canada’s annual Family Day instead of their own Presidents’ Day.
Family Day is a national holiday that takes place in almost all Canadian provinces on the third Monday in February. Most people have off from work, and are encouraged to spend time with their loved ones.
“It is great to see so many people taking part in Canadian culture,” commented Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. “Family Day is a holiday of which we are immensely proud, and we hope our visitors – those who do return home – bring the tradition back with them.”
US President, Donald Trump, however, has offered some “alternative facts” on the matter. He published an official tweet stating, “This Presidents’ Day was the most celebrated ever. Huge. The best!”