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Canada Day 2017

Canada Day is the national holiday of Canada. Canada Day is also known as ‘Dominion Day’. The British North America Act of 1867 announced the declaration of the annual day of Canada and celebrated on July, 1867.

Canada Day History

The Governor General, Lord Monck declared a royal statement, and requested for Canadians, “to celebrate the anniversary of the confederation”. But the holiday was not declared initially since 1879. the holiday is known as Dominion Day since 1867. Canada has not held the celebrations since 1917 on Domain Day.

Canada has launched the Domain Day celebrations in 1958. These celebrations are called ‘Trooping the Colour’ rites and held on Parliament Hill in the afternoon. A mass band and pyrotechnics presented at evening.

Canada Day is a significant landmark of the history of Canadian independence. The multi-cultured performances will be started in Ottawa and broadcasted nationwide and called ‘Festival Canada’ on late 1960s.

The name was changed ‘Canada Day’ that the bill was passed by only twelve Members of Parliament at House of Commons.

On October 27, 1982, the Royal Assent granted officially altered the name into ‘Canada Day’.

Dominion Day was altered Canada Day in 1958 anniversary celebrations, and televised the important events across the country.

Canada Day Activities

Some organizing companies will be hosted the celebrations on Canada Day. Many of open-air civic events, barbecues, pageants, carnivals, festivals, air force and navy shows, pyrotechnics, free musical performances, and also citizenship ceremonies are celebrated onCanada Day.

The Governor General holds the celebrations on Parliament Hill. The other parks situated in all over the city and in Hull, Quebec. The ruler also attended atCanada Day celebrations in Ottawa. Queen Elizabeth II was shown in 1990, 1992, and 1997. On July 1, 1967, the Queen also lent a hand to the 100thCanada Day celebrations.

David Warren, a journalist, told in 2007, “The Canada of the government-funded paper flag-waving and painted faces – the ‘new’ Canada that is celebrated each year on what is now called ‘Canada Day’ – has nothing controversially Canadian about it. You could wave a different flag, and choose face paint, and nothing would be lost.”

The date of Canada Day, July 1st is also Quebec’s traditional Moving Day.

Canada Day Exemptions

According to the federal Holidays Act, in case of Canada Day has come on a Sunday, the next day will be public holiday. And also Canada Day has happened on a Saturday, the next Monday is a public holiday.

Canada Day Quotes

A cautious people learns from its past; a sensible people can face its future. Canadians, on the whole, are both.
– Desmond Morton

Canada is a country so square that even the female impersonators are women
– Richard Benner

Canada will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them.
– Pierre Elliott Trudeau

We wish nothing more, but we will accept nothing less. Masters in our own house we must be, but our house is the whole of Canada.
– Pierre Elliott Trudeau

It is as queen of Canada that I am here. Queen of Canada and all Canadians, not just one or two ancestral strains.
– Queen Elizabeth II

A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.
– Pierre Burton

As far as I’m concerned, I wouldn’t want to go to any other country. It’s good enough here.
– Orviel Kruse

Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.
– Lester B. Pearson

Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world.
– Winston Churchill

I always thought of this as God’s country.
– Jack Granatstein

I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.
– John Diefenbaker (From the Canadian Bill of Rights, July 1, 1960)

I am so excited about Canadians ruling the world.
– John Diefenbaker

I wouldn’t let someone take my Canadian citizenship from me for anything.
– Jim Kale

If you don’t believe your country should come before yourself, you can better serve your country by livin’ someplace else.
– Stompin’ Tom Connors

In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.
– Bill Clinton

It’s going to be a great country when they finish unpacking it.
– Andrew H. Malcolm

Keep Canada beautiful. Swallow your beer cans.
– Anonymous

Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.
– Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Vive la Canada. This country is not for sale.
– Don Sweet

We peer so suspiciously at each other that we cannot see that we Canadians are standing on the mountaintop of human wealth, freedom and privilege.
– Pierre Elliott Trudeau

We shall be Canadians first, foremost, and always, and our policies will be decided in Canada and not dictated by any other country. – John G. Diefenbaker

When I’m in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.
– Jane Fonda