Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is one of the most celebrated holidays across the country. And the reason is very simple; it’s the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the Canadian confederation occurred on July 1, 1867, the day that Canada became a self-governing Dominion, when the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united.
It was originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, and today is officially known as Canada Day.
Most communities across Canada will host organized celebrations for Canada Day, typically outdoor public events, such as parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, air and maritime shows, fireworks, and free musical concerts, as well as citizenship ceremonies. However, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all major in-person Canada Day festivities nationwide were cancelled or converted to virtual events.
The Government of Canada prepared a special virtual event for this unusual celebration of Canada Day. On the official website, you will find various activities for the whole family, ranging from Celebrations kits to Virtual Fireworks. Go and get some ideas on how to celebrate Canada Day this year.
Discover the activities happening across the country by using the interactive map*:
For you, what is the best way to show pride in being Canadian?
* Please note that the activities may be changed or cancelled according to the authorities guidelines.
Discover Canada -Study Guide: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/discover-canada.html
Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day.html