It was formerly called Dominion Day and is the national day of Canada. On July 1, 1867 by the spirit of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), two British colonies and a province of the British Empire were merged into a single country called Canada. This day is celebrated throughout Canada and internationally with full zeal and zest.
Let us move on to 10 Interesting Canada Day Facts
10. As this day is very popular so there is various celebrations which take place on this special occasion. Like Fireworks, parades, barbecues, concerts, carnivals, fairs and picnics etc.
9. The Canadian government does not count Sunday as Canada Day because it intends to give you a holiday which is in addition to the routine Sunday holiday. It is conspicuous by the fact that under the federal Holidays Act, if the 1 July falls on a Sunday then July 2 is the statutory holiday instead.
8. It may be a question in your mind that who was the first person to ask the Canadians to celebrate the Canada Day. On June 20, 1868, Governor General the Viscount Monck issued a royal proclamation asking for Canadians to “celebrate the anniversary of the confederation.”
7. This holiday was given the statutory value on 1879 and was designated as the Dominion Day.
6. In 1967, color television was introduced to Canada on Canada Day.
5. The CBC also began country wide broadcasts on Canada Day in 1958.
4. You might not know that many famous people were born on the Canada Day like Pamela Anderson, Dan Ackroyd, Jamie Farr and Estee Lauder.
3. Let us talk about the province of Quebec and the Canada Day is also known as Moving Day in this very province. This is because many home leases start on July 1 and last for exactly one year and as a consequence; many people in Quebec spend Canada Day moving their possessions from one house to another.
2. July 1 is also a Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador because this day commemorates the heavy loss of life in the Newfoundland Regiment on the first day of the Battle of the Somme during World War I.
1. Since 2006, Canada Day is also been celebrated at London’s Trafalgar Square in the United Kingdom.