Today is Our Day...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Canada’s national holiday is celebrated on July 1.
Canadians across the country and around the world show their pride in their history, culture and achievements. It’s been a day of celebration, where many festivities are held across the country, since 1868.
The Creation of Canada Day
July 1, 1867: The British North America Act (today known as the Constitution Act, 1867) created Canada.
June 20, 1868: Governor General Lord Monck signs a proclamation that requests all Her Majesty’s subjects across Canada to celebrate July 1.
Celebrations at our Nations Capital of Ottawa Ontario. Starting with a pancake breakfast, then an all day Concert, ending with Fireworks.
1879: A federal law makes July 1 a statutory holiday as the “anniversary of Confederation,” which is later called “Dominion Day.”
October 27, 1982: July 1, “Dominion Day” officially becomes Canada Day.
Fireworks over Toronto