Canada Day

Celebrating Canada's birthday

canada day celebrations

On the first of July, every year since 1867, it is Canada Day here in Canada. 1867 is when Canada was officially declared as an independent country from Great Britain. The capital of Canada is Ottawa, Ontario. It is a nationwide holiday in Canada.

Video of Canada in Ottawa

Special Events in Ottawa On Canada Day include, but are not limited to Canada Day Noon Shows and Canada Day Evening Shows.

It is celebrated in many Canadian cities and towns with parades, fireworks, concerts, and parties. The holiday has even spread to other parts of the world such as the United States, the United Kingdom and the Philippines.

The day is a time to recognize Canada's history as a fledgeling country that had its independence from Great Britain established on July 1st, 1867 by an Act of Parliament called The British North America Act 1867. It also became a country without any colonies or dependencies such as Australia or India, so it wanted to be recognized for what it has accomplished in just over 150 years which surprisingly is not insignificant when you compare it to countries like France or Russia who have much longer histories than 150 years.

Brief Information About Canada

Located in the upper region of North America, Canada is a federation with 10 provinces and 3 territories. There are even more regions that are not officially part of any provinces or territory but are still considered to be apart of Canada.

The official languages of Canada are English and French, this being the main reason why they could not merge with the United States which does not have an official language because most of its citizens speak English (which is spoken in parts of Canada too) making communication difficult when using other languages.

There are also many other nationalities that speak their own languages such as Spanish and Portuguese especially in Toronto and Vancouver where there is a large immigrant population. Canada was first inhabited by the first native people who were known as the Aboriginals.