Canada Day occurs on July 1st, the anniversary of Canada’s confederation. Canadians commemorate the day with parades, fireworks, cookouts, and concerts. The popularity of the holiday has been on the incline since the late 1960’s and has since become a nationwide celebration.
Formerly known as “Dominion Day,” Canada Day marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, joining Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province (now Ontario and Quebec) into a single country. The Constitution Act granted Canada a substantial amount of independence from England, although complete independence was not given until 1982. Prior to 1900, there was little Canadian nationalism as many Canadians regarded themselves as British citizens. The first official celebration was held in 1917 to honor Canada’s 50th birthday.
These are two versions of our national anthem.
Here is a little bit of “chezziness” :
Candada is home to the Crazy Canucks :D, we have two versions of our national Anthem, our Nation from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean is 5,187 kilometres, and has an Area of 9,976,634 square kilometres, Ontario is where I live it’s a wonderful travel Destination :D, but most of all Canada is an Awesome place to live!!!!
and for your listening pleasure a little Stompin Tom Connors
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