Celebrated on the 1st of July every year, the Canada National Day is just as important to Canadians as any Independence Day is for any other country in the world. On this day, Canadians rejoice and reunite to celebrate by hosting a number of events that are mostly outdoor events – parades, barbeques, fireworks, carnivals, concerts, etc.

Canada acquired its independence in the year 1867, albeit the country was in existence since before that. So every year, on the 1st of July, Canadians gather together to celebrate the Independence Day of the country, also known as Canada Day. It was originally called the Dominion Day, but the name was changed with the passing of the Canada Act, in the year 1982 – when Canada acquired full independence.

A Look at the History

Canada National Day is celebrated on the 1st of July every year. The celebration is, in fact, the anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution Act in 1867. This specific move was in order to create unison among three colonies – Nova Scotia, Canada and New Brunswick. Doing so was going to combine the three and create one Dominion. Thus, Canada Day was originally given the name ‘Dominion Day’.  The significance of this day is such that it is celebrated even in countries other than Canada, wherever Canadians reside.