His­to­ry of Ca­na­da Day

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Ca­na­da’s na­tio­nal ho­li­day is ce­le­bra­ted on Ju­ly 1st. 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 1st, 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 1st.

1879 : A fe­de­ral law makes Ju­ly 1st a sta­tu­to­ry ho­li­day as the “an­ni­ver­sa­ry of Con­fe­de­ra­tion,” which is la­ter cal­led “Do­mi­nion Day.” Oc­to­ber 27, 1982 : Ju­ly 1st, “Do­mi­nion Day” of­fi­cial­ly be­comes Ca­na­da Day.

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