Customs and Traditions

Naval Toasts of the Day

In the navy there is a toast for each day of the week. Normally these toasts are used at special occasions and mess dinners, but they may be used at any time. The toast is typically given by the youngest person present at the gethering.

Recently, the toasts have been modernized to better reflect the current "Navy". The "current toasts" listed in the blue column are the toasts that are authorized for use in today's Canadian Navy.

Day of the Week
Contemporary Toast
Traditional Toast
Monday

OUR SHIPS

OUR SHIP AT SEA

Tuesday

OUR SAILORS

OUR MEN

Wednesday

OURSELVES

OURSELVES

Thursday

OUR NAVY

A BLOODY WAR OR A SICKLY SEASON

Friday

OUR NATION

A WILLING FOE AND SEA ROOM

Saturday

OUR FAMILIES

WIVES AND SWEETHEARTS
reply: MAY THEY NEVER MEET

Sunday

ABSENT FRIENDS

ABSENT FRIENDS