The first celebration was on July 1st 1868, on the anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada, under the British North American Act of 1867. The name of Dominion Day was changed to Canada Day in 1982 during the patriation of Canada’s Constitution.
Canada Day is celebrated by Canadian around the world, with activities, fireworks, and consuming foods such as Maple Syrup Treats, Poutine and Beaver Tails (a fried pastry, not a real beaver tail people)
2017 is Canada’s 150th Celebration… HAPPY CANADA DAY PEOPLE!!!
July 1st 1868
Dominion of Canada
For More Information:
- Canada Day – Wikipedia
Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of the Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.
- Dominion Day – Wikipedia
Dominion Day is a commemoration day of the granting of national status in New Zealand, and was the same in Newfoundland until 1949 and Canada until 1982.
- July 1, 1867 – CBC
On July 1 1867, at noon, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada were proclaimed the Dominion of Canada, with John A. Macdonald its first prime minister.