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Canada Day

July 1


Canada Day is essentially our Independence Day. Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day and officially became a statutory holiday in 1897. It was renamed in 1982 to Canada Day. The word Canada comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata”.

Canada Day celebrates the day Nova Scotia & New BrunswickOntario (then Upper Canada) & Quebec (then Lower Canada) came together on July 1, 1867, to form our Constitution Act. The rest of the provinces soon followed suit. However, Nunavut only joined in 1999 after it split from NWT.

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Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day, is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of Canadian Confederation which occurred on July 1, 1867, with the … Wikipedia



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