This post is about Canada Day and for those who consider Canada as their home and native land. Canada Day is all about the remembrance of the constitutional Act that combines three territories into the single nation of Canada. Canada day was celebrated for the first time back in 187 and it has its 150th birthday in 2017.
This July 1st, we’ll be celebrating our nation’s 152nd birthday. What will you be doing to mark the occasion? Whether you’re spending time with family and friends, enjoying a barbeque, or checking out some local festivities, make sure to take a moment to appreciate all that Canada has to offer. After all, we’re one of the most diverse and welcoming countries in the world!
Don’t forget to say Happy Canada Day!
Can’t wait to celebrate? We value your desperation for celebrating Canada Day as it is the birthday of your country so why not celebrate with the nation? So, don’t forget to share your photos and experiences with us on social media using the hashtag #CanadaDay2022.
When is Canada Day 2022?
We are going to celebrate Canada day 2022 on July 1. This holiday commemorates the day in 1867 when the British North America Act was enacted, creating a federation of provinces and territories to become Canada.
History of Canada Day
Happy Canada Day, everyone! Today we celebrate our beautiful country and all that it stands for. But how did Canada’s day come to be? Let’s take a look.
The roots of Canada day are traced back to 1867 when the British North America Act was passed. This act created the Dominion of Canada, which consisted of four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Each province had its own legislature and was essentially autonomous.
However, as Canada began to grow and expand, there was a feeling among many that the country needed a stronger central government. In 1982, this idea was finally realized with the passage of the Constitution Act, which patriated the Canadian Constitution from Great Britain and officially proclaimed Canada as a federal state.
With a strong central government in place, Canada day could finally be celebrated nationwide. Each province continued to celebrate its own unique version of Canada day, but on July 1st all Canadians could come together and celebrate our country’s birthday. And so, the tradition continues today!
How to Celebrate Happy Canada Day?
There are lots of fun ways to celebrate Canada Day! Here are a few of our favorites:
- Have a picnic in your backyard or at your local park.
- Go for a nature walk or hike and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
- Spend time with family and friends, barbecuing and playing games.
- Catch a fireworks show or go to a parade.
- Go swimming, canoeing, or kayaking in your local river or lake.
- Visit a museum or art gallery.
- Enjoy some good old-fashioned carnival games and rides.
Traditions of Canada Day
Canada day is a time to celebrate everything that makes our country so great. From the traditions we observe to the food we eat, there’s always something special about celebrating Canada day.
One of the most popular traditions is watching the Canada day parade. This year, the parade will be held in Ottawa and will start at 9:45 am. If you’re not in Ottawa, you can watch it live on CBC. Another tradition is attending a citizenship ceremony. This is a great way to witness new Canadians officially becoming part of our country. You can find a list of ceremonies happening in your area on CIC’s website.
And finally, what would Canada day be without some delicious food? One of our favorites is poutine – fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. If you’re looking for something a little more festive, try a Canadian apple pie!
Happy Canada Day, everyone! Worth the chance of celebrating this precious and exciting day. It’s your country’s birthday, don’t forget to contribute to the celebrations. So, Let’s all celebrate our lovely country by enjoying some good food, friends, and family. Here’s to hoping that the next Canada day is just as wonderful as this one!