Spring is particularly special to Canadians because it comes after six or more months of frigid cold, near perpetual darkness and snowbanks as tall as people.
That said, not everything about spring is lovely in the Great White North. And in some parts of the country (we're looking at you Saskatchewan), it barely comes at all.
HuffPost Canada decided to take a look at all the good and bad spring moments that make Canada special, starting with that unique blend of snow and dirt lovingly know as "snirt."
Followed By The Dirt
Girl Wearing This In March
Home Too Soon
Socks And Sandles
Premature Patio Beers
Vancouver In March
Snow In April
Next: 13 Things To Never Say To A Canadian
Things You Don't Want To Say To A Canadian
Canadians are normally pretty nice but there are things you just don't want to say to a Canadian... (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
This looks like Monopoly money!
Hey you're from Canada? Do you know my friend Doug?
You lost the War of 1812, right?
Polar bears rooting through your garbage at night must be pretty irritating.
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)
Do you guys all ski to work and stuff?
Do you have cable / internet / random technology in Canada?
You all speak French right?
What part of America are you from?
Is Vancouver / Edmonton / Calgary close to Toronto?
Do you have a president?
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)
Is Toronto your capital city?
Say "aboot" for me
More from our readers!
We asked our readers to tell us more things that you shouldn't say to a Canadian. We collected the best responses.
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian Wasn't it wonderful that Ben Affleck thanked Canadians at the Oscars? Were Canadians in Iran?
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian To someone from Toronto: "I have a friend named .... In Vancouver, do you know them?" "No, it's a 3hr flight"
@HuffPostCanada The old chestnut You guys all live in igloos right? #AngryCanadian
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian "Is it warm there in summer? Do you drink maple syrup? You say roof (ruff), tour (tore), and bar (ba) weird."
#AngryCanadian Can't I just call you an American?
@HuffPostCanada "How would you feel about statehood?" #AngryCanadian
@HuffPostCanada #AngryCanadian "You're from Canada? Vancouver is beautiful!" Me: "I wouldn't know." "So, is Newfoundland close to Toronto?"
@HuffPostCanada @rebellionisjoy "So what's the deal with Tim Horton's? I don't get it." #AngryCanadian
@HuffPostCanada Donuts are bad, curling's not a sport, and Bettman is a great NHL commissioner. #AngryCanadian
I DONT SAY ABOOT“@HuffPostCanada: 'Say aboot for me' other things you don't want to say to a Canadian #AngryCanadian http://t.co/8ndPg2UNrX”
@HuffPostCanada -Do you celebrate 4th of July? #angryCanadian
Next: 15 Canadian First World Problems
First Day Of Spring Finally Arrives... Snowstorm hits.
Just Got Netflix... U.S. Selection Is WAY Better.
Rogers Or Bell... Take Your Pick.
When I Travel Abroad, Locals Think I’m American.
When I Type '?,' It Comes Out As 'É'
Watched The Super Bowl... Didn't See The Good Ads.
Loonie Is At Par With U.S. Dollar... Prices Aren’t Adjusted.
It’s Roll Up The Rim Season... Another Dud.
Uses Canadian Spelling... Gets Corrected By U.S. Spell-Checker.
Forget Shipping Fees... Seller Won’t Even Ship To Canada
Goes To Buy A Chocolate Bar... They're Out Of Coffee Crisp.
Asks For A Double-Double... U.S. Cashier Doesn't Understand.
Tried To Watch Video Online... Geoblocked!
Paid $1.98 Charge With A Toonie... Got No Change.