Summer in Canada. A time when Canadians enter a nation wide state of delusion as a result of being borderline hypothermic for 8 months. They begin to hallucinate feelings of warmth and euphoria and wear clothing inappropriate to the climate. They have been recorded spending more time outside in gardens and on outdoor patios along high foot traffic areas, parks and in city centers. They have also been observed at outdoor parties, festivals, and gathered to swim in the ocean to “cool off”. This illusive state has a course of approximately 3 months, usually starting in late June and ending within the first 2 weeks of September. The Canadians then return to wearing seasonally appropriate clothing, usually comprissed of wool, heavy cottons and flannel. They gather wood and stoke their woodstoves and re-enter a state of “winter blues” after a short transition period referred to as “fall”.