July 1st is Canada’s national holiday. Each year, every province throughout our great land shows their pride in our 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 was July 1, 1867: The British North America Act (today known as the Constitution Act, 1967 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.
By 1879 a federal law makes July 1 a statutory holiday as the ‘anniversary of Confederation,” which is called “Dominion Day,” and on October 27, 1982 July 1, “Dominion Day” officially becomes Canada Day.
Celebrations officially started on July 1, 1917 during the 50th anniversary of Confederation. The Parliament buildings, then under construction, were dedicated to the Fathers of Confederation and to the courage…
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