Happy Canada Day!
Today is Canada Day, a public holiday for celebrating the birth of the nation that would rise to become one of the best places in the world to live. On this special day for Canadians and expats living in the country we take a look at the holiday and find out just what the day and entails and what it’s all about.
On July the first 1867, Canada as a nation was born. On that day a new federation comprised of the provinces of Canada (which split into Quebec and Ontario), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick was formed after the signing of the constitution act. Canada finally had its own constitution and became more independent of the British Empire which the country didn’t officially leave until 1982.
Canada Day is a national holiday celebrated in all of the provinces and territories and sees most businesses and all schools close for the day. Many communities across the country host organised celebrations for Canada Day ranging from outdoor events such as parades, festivals, colourful carnivals and in some cases music concerts.
It’s not just Canadians in their home land that celebrate today but Canadian expats living abroad. In London for example today will see Canadians hold events in the city. On the 29th of June events kicked off early with Canadian expats holding events in the Northwest of the city.
Annual celebrations also take place in Hong Kong, Mexico, the US and many other countries.
To feel like a Canadian patriot here’s a link to the national anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zwDvF0NtgdU