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Canada Day marks the country's confederation, which brought together the three provinces into a single Dominion within the British Empire in 1867

Canada Day is an occasion to celebrate Canadian heritage, culture, and achievements (Getty Images )Premium
Canada Day is an occasion to celebrate Canadian heritage, culture, and achievements (Getty Images )

Canada is set to celebrate Canada Day 2023 with celebrations planned across the country. The day marks the country's confederation, which brought together the three provinces into a single Dominion within the British Empire in 1867. The day is celebrated with excitement and joy on 1 July as on this date Canada became a self-governing nation and a Constitution was enacted.

Canada Day is an occasion to celebrate Canadian heritage, culture, and achievements. The day typically includes a variety of festivities, events, and traditions that highlight the diversity and unity of Canada. In many cities and towns, Canada Day celebrations feature parades, concerts, fireworks, cultural performances, and outdoor activities.

Why Canada Day is celebrated?

Canada Day commemorates the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act, of 1867. It is a significant occasion for Canadians as it marks the country's confederation, which brought together the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada (which was divided into Ontario and Quebec) into a single Dominion within the British Empire.

The Constitution provided the country with a self-governing regime within the British Empire.

How Canada celebrates Canada Day?

During Canada Day celebrations, it is common to see people dressed in red and white, the colors of the Canadian flag. Many Canadians also display the national flag, commonly known as the "Maple Leaf," on their homes, cars, and clothing. Traditional Canadian foods such as poutine (French fries with cheese curds and gravy), butter tarts, and Nanaimo bars are often enjoyed during the festivities.

The largest and most elaborate celebrations take place in major cities like Ottawa, the capital of Canada, where the festivities include a massive fireworks display, concerts on Parliament Hill, and the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Other cities, such as Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, also host vibrant celebrations with concerts, street parties, and various community events.

Canada Day is not only a time for celebration but also an opportunity for reflection on Canadian history, values, and achievements. It is a day to recognize the contributions of Indigenous peoples, early explorers, settlers, and immigrants who have shaped the nation. It is also a moment to celebrate Canada's commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism.

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Published: 30 Jun 2023, 10:52 PM IST
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