Encyclopedia > Canada Day

  Article Content

Canada Day

Canada Day is Canada's national holiday, celebrating the creation of Canada as a country through the British North America Act, on July 1, 1867.

It created a Canadian Confederation by uniting the Province of Canada (Quebec and Ontario) with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The holiday itself was formally established in 1879 and was originally called "Dominion Day"; the name was changed to "Canada Day" on October 22, 1982.

It is a mandatory holiday across Canada for all Federal institutions. It is also celebrated by all Provincial Governments and businesses across Canada. The Quebec provincial government, until recently, refused to recognize the celebration.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Shinnecock Hills, New York

... any race. There are 502 households out of which 24.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a femal ...

This page was created in 33.9 ms