Canada Day, A Day of significance

Canada day (157 years), on July 1, 1867, A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of Canadian Confederation where the three separate colonies the official Union of provinces Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were united into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Until 1982, the Act served as Canada’s constitution, and July 1st was celebrated as Dominion Day. The British North America Act was repatriated from the British to the Canadian parliament under the conditions of the Canada Act of 1982, and Canada became a fully independent country. At the same time, the name of the national holiday was changed to Canada Day.

Canada Day showcases an important national milestone on the way to the country’s full independence. The day signifies the spirit of Canadian patriotism. And July 1st is also known as moving in day. It’s a tradition that goes a long way and has an interesting history. It begins as “a humanitarian” action by French colonial government on its New France colony (which is now Quebec), preventing the Feudal Lords from explaining the rural workers during winter. Shortly after, a 1750 law made it mandatory for all urban rentals to be one year, beginning May 1 and ending April 30. It was the birth of their Day of Change, but on a different date. In 1973, the Government of Quebec changed the Change Day to July 1.

Most communities in Canada host celebration organized for date, happening at public outdoor events with music, parades, thematic festivals, free concerts, displays of the flag, the singing of the national anthem, ‘O Canada’ and many fireworks and plenty of respect for the history of Canadian people. And you know what’s the best part? Everyone is welcome in the celebration. Multicultural and full of opportunity for foreigners, Canada is recognized for its diversity and for welcoming students from other countries.

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