National Canada Day is Celebrated on 1st July Every Year!

Thursday July 1st 2021

What Is Canada Day?

Canada Day is the day to celebrate the country and is also called Canada National Day. This day is observed on the 1st of July every year.

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Why Is Canada Day Celebrated?

The Canada Independence Day commemorates the joining of three provinces of Canada. These three original provinces include Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canadian province, Ontario, and Quebec. This union occurred back in 1867. Another name for Canada Day was Dominion Day, and it was remembered by this name previously.

How To Celebrate Canada Day?

The celebrations of Canada Day take place on a large scale in Canada. Municipal governments often organize numerous events in various towns and cities. The famous events include pancake breakfasts, parades, festivals, firework displays, concerts, citizenship gatherings, etc. The main thing that is highlighted in the celebrations is patriotism. A comprehensive presentation of the national flag of Canada can be observed on this day. People paint their faces red and white as a representation of Canada’s Flag. Celebrations can be observed on a vast scale in Ottawa- the capital of Canada.

Another thing that is observed on this day is the moving out of the people from their houses as it is the day of the start of many home leases in Quebec. This is why it is also known by the name of Moving Day.  The commemoration of heavy loss of life in the Newfoundland Regiment during World War I. Flags are flown, and memorial services are held at the war memorials. Fireworks and other celebrations mark National Canada Day.

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Other Important Days in Canada:

In addition to National Canada Day, several other significant days are celebrated with great enthusiasm and zest throughout the year. These include Boxing Day, Labor Day, Family Day, Victoria Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and several other days. Let us have a look at these days and get to know why and when these are celebrated.

Boxing Day Canada:

Boxing Day is celebrated on the 26th of December every year. If we talk about the reason for celebrating this day, the boxing day was originally a day off for servants. It was the day when they used to receive the Christmas boxes. The servants also used to go back to their homes to celebrate Christmas with their family on Christmas Day.

Labor Day Canada:

A day that celebrates the contributions of workers to society is what we call Labor Day. The 1st of May is the day when this day is observed all around Canada. Labor Day celebrates the social and economic contributions of laborers in America. More information is available on wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_Day

Family Day Canada:

Family is a significant part of our life, and we must look for days to celebrate this day. That’s precisely what this day is meant for. The 15th of February is the day that marks the Families in Canada. Canada’s citizens love to celebrate this day with their families and enjoy it as much as they can.

Victoria Day Canada:

Victoria Day is celebrated on the last Monday preceding the 25th of May. This day started to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria. But after the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, the government of Canada declared it an official holiday and gave it the name of Victoria’s Day. Since then, this day is celebrated every year.

Remembrance Day Canada:

The 11th of November is the day that is celebrated to honor all the people who have sacrificed their lives while fighting for the country during World War I. The remembrance day was observed for the first time in 1931.

Memorial Day Canada:

To commemorate the veterans’ sacrifices during World War I, Memorial day is celebrated on the 1st of July. This day is most commonly known by the name of commemoration day in Canada.

When is Mother’s Day in Canada?

To honor all the mothers out there, Canada celebrates Mother’s Day on the 9th of May. On this day, the people try their best to make all the mothers feel special and honored.

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When Does Canada Celebrate Their Thanksgiving Day each year?

Thanksgiving day has been moved to various days since the time of its beginning. In the initial days, it was observed on mid-week in April. Later, it moved to a Thursday in November. In 1957, the government of Canada officially declared Thanksgiving Day to occur on the second Monday in October.

When is Teacher’s Day in Canada?

The teacher appreciation day, as the name suggests, is the day dedicated to teachers. This day is celebrated in order to honor all the teachers who contribute to the building of a progressive day. This day is celebrated on the 5th of October in Canada every year.

When is Father’s Day in Canada?

The third Sunday of June is the day when Father’s Day is celebrated in Canada. As the name says, this day honors the Fathers and is dedicated to them.

Father’s Day in Canada

Happy Canada Day!