Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Canada Day is July 1st of every year. It's the day that all Canadians enjoy relaxation while spending time with family & friends.
It typically involves a BBQ
Many communities host Canada Day events and set off fireworks.
The Americans separated from British rule in 1768, and celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. Canada waited 100 years later, until 1868, to create the "Dominion of Canada". Independence Day celebrates the rejection of British rule and the United States becoming an autonomous country. The basis of Canada's celebration is founded on the formation of a new country and the union of provinces.
The holiday became a statute in 1879 but was initially called Dominion Day.
It wasn't until 1982 that Dominion Day was officially changed to Canada Day.
From Manitoba...Happy Birthday Canada