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message 1: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29114 comments I missed the day, but wanted to wish all our Canadian Members a Belated Happy Canada Day! :)

Bit o'History:

The Governor General, Lord Monck declared a royal statement, and requested for Canadians, "to celebrate the anniversary of the confederation". But the holiday was not declared initially since 1879. the holiday is known as Dominion Day since 1867. Canada has not held the celebrations since 1917 on Domain Day.

Canada has launched the Domain Day celebrations in 1958. These celebrations are called ‘Trooping the Colour’ rites and held on Parliament Hill in the afternoon. A mass band and pyrotechnics presented at evening.

Canada Day is a significant landmark of the history of Canadian independence. The multi-cultured performances will be started in Ottawa and broadcasted nationwide and called ‘Festival Canada’ on late 1960s.

The name was changed ‘Canada Day’ that the bill was passed by only twelve Members of Parliament at House of Commons.

On October 27, 1982, the Royal Assent granted officially altered the name into ‘Canada Day’.

Dominion Day was altered Canada Day in 1958 anniversary celebrations, and televised the important events across the country.

message 2: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Jul 02, 2010 04:35PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29114 comments Fun Bits:

How much do you know about Canada? Take the Quiz
Then, check your answers: Answer Key

message 3: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29114 comments What'd ya do to celebrate? Is it celebrated with fireworks and BBQs, like the US's 4th of July?

message 4: by Literary Ames (new)

Literary Ames (amyorames) | 1854 comments Canadian copycats! We have Trooping the Colour too but ours is in June, not July. Happy Canada Day to all the Canadians out there! :-)

message 5: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29114 comments LOL Ames!

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