Grey Cup Day

Grey Cup Day

Late November
The best teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences of the Canadian Football League play against each other in an annual event similar to the Super Bowl in the United States. It is called Grey Cup Day after the trophy that is awarded to the winning team—a cup donated by former Canadian Governor-General Earl Grey in 1909.
Parties are held throughout the country so that fans can get together to watch the big game on television. In sports and social clubs, it is not uncommon to set up two televisions so that rival supporters can each watch their own team. Like its American counterpart, the Super Bowl, the Grey Cup is an occasion for widespread drinking and rowdiness.
CONTACTS:
Canadian Football League
50 Wellington St., E 3rd Fl.
Toronto, ON M5E 1C8 Canada
416-322-9650; fax: 416-322-9651
www.cfl.ca
SOURCES:
DictDays-1988, p. 50
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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