k, so I live in Toronto, Canada. no mountains here and no such awesome tradition as 'mountain day' - a student celebration in the north eastern U.S. where classes are cancelled without prior notice and the whole student body heads to the freakin mountains. apparently this has been going on since 1838. this is first i've heard of it and i think it's pretty darn rad. the photos you see here are from a Life magazine feature on Colby College Mountain Day in October of 1950. so very charming. more here.