Canada Day

Canada Day

When is Canada Day 2024?

Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day is celebrated annually on 1 July when Canada becomes a country of four provinces. Canada's National Day is the birthday of July 1, 1867. All age groups of Canadians are delighted and proud of their origins on Canada Day, widely celebrated across Canada. The celebration of Canada Day begins with ringing bells in Toronto at St. James's Cathedral Church and also enjoys bonfires, fireworks, parades, military events, concerts, and other fun activities.

History of Canada Day:

Canada's National Day is known as Canada Day. Canadians celebrate Canada's anniversary with the Constitution Act passed on 1 July 1867. This day is popularly called Canada's birthday, when three formerly diverse British colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia have come together in a single country called Canada. Initially, Canada Day was named Dominion Day but was renamed in 1982 after the passage of a private member's bill by the House of Commons and Canada Act.

Initially, the holiday was not prominent in the Canadian calendar, and no grand celebrations were observed until the Golden Anniversary of Dominion Day in 1917.

In that period, the local people arranged all the ceremonies, and the Governor-General organized a party in the Rideau Hall. Dominion Day was declared more frequently, and after World War II, the national government organized more events. Since 1983, this day was officially known as Canada Day.

Additionally, the Canada Day festivities have been commemorated since 2006 in Trafalgar Square, London, the United Kingdom.

Is Canada Day a statutory holiday in Canada?

Canada Day is one of Canada's national statutory holidays and is celebrated in all provinces and territories. Canadian law states that workers may take a leave on Monday if a particular day falls on a Saturday or Sunday. On Canada Day, all government offices, banks, federal organizations, and post offices remain closed.

What opens or closes on Canada Day?

All businesses, government offices, libraries, banks, post offices, beer stores, LCBOs, other tourist attractions, schools, and mail delivery services are entirely closed. The public transport service will run on a holiday service schedule.

Most grocery shops are closed on Canada day, except some, including Al Premium, Cosmos Agora, Eataly, Fresh & Wild, Galleria Supermarket, Khorak Supermarket, Loblaws, Pusateri's, The Food Depot, The Kitchen Table, etc. Museums, aquariums, and zoos are open on Canada Day.

How do Canadians commemorate Canada Day?

The Canadian government organizes many public events such as parades, carnivals, parties, firework displays, citizenship ceremonies for new Canadian citizens. Most Canadian cities will manage a Canada Day nationalist atmosphere for their city people and confirm that the city loads with patriotic celebrations from sunrise to sunset.

The national flag of Canada is hoisted on Canada Day. The colors of the Canadian flag are operated in many ways on Canada Day. Most Canadian citizens paint their faces with these colors and wear red and white attires. People used the #CanadaDay hashtag on social media to observe this day. Thus, you can use it to send wish messages to your family, friends, and colleagues.

The celebration of Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is incredibly spectacular. Many people gather at Parliament Hill every year to participate in the afternoon event with the Prime Minister. In Quebec, many house contracts begin on 1 July and run for precisely one year. Canada Day is also inferred as Moving Day in this province.

Memorial Day is also held on 1 July in Newfoundland and Labrador. The day marks the mass loss of the Newfoundland Battalion's life on the first day during World War I. Usually, Canada Day morning is quiet. Flags are hoisted, and commemorative ceremonies are celebrated. Canada Day is celebrated at noon in the region, much like the rest of the country.

Canada Day Observances

Year Date Day Holiday
2023 3 Jul Mon Canada Day
2023 1 Jul Sat Canada Day
2022 1 Jul Fri Canada Day
2022 15 Feb Tue Flag Day
2021 1 Jul Thu Canada Day
2021 15 Feb Mon Flag Day
2020 1 Jul Wed Canada Day
2020 15 Feb Sat Flag Day
2019 1 Jul Mon Canada Day
2019 15 Feb Fri Flag Day

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Canada Day Facts

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CANADA

July 1, 2024

Quick Schedules

This Year Saturday, 1 Jul, 2023
Next Year Monday, 1 Jul, 2024
Last Year Tuesday, 15 Feb, 2022
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