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Today is Canada Day!

Today is Canada Day, Canada’s national holiday celebrating the founding of the country.  Coincidentally close to US Independence Day, Canada Day is celebrated on the first of July every year.  Originally called Dominion Day, Canada Day celebrates the creation of the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.  The name was changed in 1982 following the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution from Britain.  Until that time, all acts of the Canadian Parliament were signed into law by the Queen in England. 

There will be parties all across the country, including the big one on Parliament Hill here in Ottawa, where hundreds of thousands will show up to listen to music, play games, and watch the fireworks this evening.  We’ll probably stay home, hang out by the pool, and just relax.

Happy Canada Day!

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  • /pd July 1, 2006, 4:10 pm

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    Happy Canada day !!

  • Alec July 1, 2006, 4:35 pm

    I sure did!

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  • Alec July 2, 2006, 3:23 am

    You're welcome!

  • MatthewS July 2, 2006, 4:47 pm

    Hope you had a great one. Mine was spent in Wichita KS at my wife' s mother's side annual family reunion. One kid asked if we were going to set off fireworks–his father said, "Nope, not time yet." I mentioned if we were in Canada, where I come from, we would be setting off fireworks. He said earnestly, "We're moving to Canada."

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