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Canada Day,

formerly Dominion Day, Canadian national holiday, celebrated July 1. It is the anniversary of the uniting in 1867 of Upper and Lower Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia as the dominion of Canada.

Canada Day

July 1
The British North America Act went into effect on July 1, 1867, uniting Upper Canada (now called Ontario), Lower Canada (now Quebec), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia into a British dominion. Canadians celebrate this day—which was formerly known as Dominion Day —with parades and picnics, somewhat similar to Fourth of July festivities in the United States.
In Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario, which are on opposite sides of the Detroit River and are connected by a vehicular tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge, this is also one of the days on which the International Freedom Festival is held.
CONTACTS:
Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy St.
Gatineau, QC K1A OM5 Canada
819-997-0055
www.pch.gc.ca/index_e.cfm
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 110
BkHolWrld-1986, Jul 1
DictDays-1988, pp. 18, 32
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 55
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 98

Celebrated in: Canada

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