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Fri 1st Jul, 2016 was...

Dates

1st Jul each year

Other names

Dominion Day, Confederation Day

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Canada, O Canada! What a great country exists in this world as Canada. Renowned for their politeness, the delicious local food known as poutine, and some of the most forward social and civil liberty laws in the known world. They began their existence in the world as three separate colonies that were all part of the British Empire, and Canada Day celebrates the joining of these three colonies and the creation of the country of Canada within the British Empire. Canada Day reminds us to celebrate this auspicious day and cheer the creation of the most polite country and socially progressive country in the world today!

History of Canada Day
Canada Day celebrates that day in history when the British North America Act (Now called the Constitution Act of 1867) was put into place. This was an important end to a long struggle to get Canada recognized as a separate country from its British parents. Three colonies were bound together to create what is now recognized as one of the best countries in the world to live in. For a long time it had some issues with its currency not performing well on the world stage, but recently it has risen to prominence and held its own amongst first world countries.

Somehow in keeping with Canada’s reputation for humility, the country didn’t make a big deal out of this event over the next few years. In fact, it took until 1917 before any official celebration of the event was held, and it took a full 10 years for another to be held. In fact, it wasn’t until 1946 that what was then known as ‘Dominion Day’ even became known as Canada Day, and then until 1958, almost a hundred years later, until they started celebrating it yearly with government sanctioned events. Canada has to be the only country in the world that essentially won its independence from its mother country and then went on not to be bothered with making a big deal about it. Honestly, it’s a rather stark contrast to its neighbor to the south.

How to Celebrate Canada Day
For most of the world the best way to celebrate Canada Day is to research the history of this rather remarkable country. They have a fair amount of pride in themselves as a country, but don’t resent or rale against the country that is still technically their sovereign. Canada Day is even celebrated in the UK, with large gatherings in Trafalgar Square to celebrate this countries formation. Canada is an amazing country, and Canada Day is your day to learn more about it!

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