Canada Day


Canada Day

noun

Definition of CANADA DAY

:  July 1 observed as a legal holiday in commemoration of the proclamation of dominion status in 1867

First Known Use of CANADA DAY

1950

Canada Day

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Annual Canadian holiday. Observed on July 1, it commemorates the formation of the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. With the 1982 passage of the Canada Act, its name was officially changed to Canada Day. It is celebrated with parades, fireworks, flag display, and the singing of the national anthem, “O Canada.”

Variants of CANADA DAY

Canada Day formerly Dominion Day

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