July 1 is Canada Day....our national holiday to celebrate being Canadian and the birth of our nation. Canada is 154 years old this year
On July 1, 1867, Canada officially became a country when Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia united together.
Originally called Dominion Day, the holiday was renamed in 1982; the year the Canada Act was passed.
Canadians celebrate Canada’s birthday in communities across the country with parades, carnivals, festivals, picnics, barbeques, air and maritime shows, fireworks, musical concerts, and gatherings with family and friends. Many proudly wear the maple leaf, and red & white (Canada’s colours).
Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday.
Happy Canada Day everyone.