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Canada Day / Dominion Day

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About Canada Day

Date When Celebrated: Canadian Dominion Day is observed on July 1except when it falls on a Sunday it is then celebrated the next day

Today is Canadian Dominion Day, also simply called “Canada Day”. It is the birthday of Canada, our northern neighbor, and the second largest country in the world. On this day in 1867, the confederation of Upper and Lower Canada and some Maritime Provinces joined the Dominion of Canada.

Canada Day is a celebration of Canadian nationalism, heritage, and pride. The country became self-governing on July 1st, 1867, with the passage of the British North America Act (BNA Act) in the British Parliament. The holiday was originally known as Dominion Day. ON October 27, 1862, the Canadian Parliament changed it to Canada Day.

Did you know? The U.S. and Canada share the largest un-defended border in the world.

How to Celebrate Canadian Dominion Day

Canada Day is a Canadian national holiday and is celebrated in a big way. Government offices, banks, and businesses close for the holiday. It is a paid holiday.

Similar to the celebration of Independence Day in the United States, it is celebrated with parades, picnics, and fireworks. 

Today's Quote

“90% of Hockey is mental and the other half is physical. ” – – Wayne Gretzky

History and Origin of Canada Day

The Constitution Act of 1867, also called the British North America Act, 1867, merged the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada province into one country. Later, the Canada Province was broken into the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Then, they renamed the country Canada.

More About Today

What happened on this Day? This Day in History

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Recipe of the Day:  Festive Party Punch

Flower of the Day: Pincushion Flower

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