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What is the history of Canada Day?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Aug 21, 2019

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D. Gray

D. Gray

Answered on Aug 21, 2019

Canada Day is known to be a holiday that happens on July 1. This commemorates the anniversary of the Confederation that occurred in the year 1867. Some people understand that this is Dominion Day. This is a holiday that became even more celebrated after World War II.

It should be noted that even if Canada was officially born that year, they were not wholly free from England until the year 1982. There are still some Canadians who consider themselves to be British citizens. Different parades occur in different parts of Canada to commemorate the event. Some people also sing O Canada to show their love for their country.

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T. Wikati

T. WikatiTechnical Writer, New York
Technical Writer, New York

Answered on Aug 06, 2019

Canada Day marks the day The British North America Act, which is now known as the Constitution Act created Canada by joining the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into one. This was done on 1 July 1867. However, the nation of Canada was not completely independent of England until the year 1982.

Until 1879 when a federal law when July 1 was made a statutory holiday as the “anniversary of Confederation,” which would later be named “Dominion Day,” the holidays was not officially established. In October 1982, July 1 was renamed as Canada Day.

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