Canada Day


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

Examples of Canada Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two were seen together publicly at Canada Day events in Ottawa last month. Rob Gillies, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Aug. 2023 Some communities have canceled Canada Day celebrations, citing the discovery of the graves. Paul Vieira, WSJ, 30 June 2021 Danielle Dawn Cote, 27, was walking with an 18-year-old man in the early hours of Canada Day when they were shot. Fox News, 5 July 2020 The nation also saw a series of attacks Thursday — Canada Day — on statues of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and other historical figures. Jim Morris, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 On July 1, 2022 — Canada Day — Bachman and Takeshi met at the Canadian consulate in Tokyo for the exchange, all of which was filmed as part of the 2024 documentary on the story. Peter Larsen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Nov. 2023 In Montreal, a fireworks show for Canada Day was cancelled Thursday amid poor air quality from wildfires. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 30 June 2023 So have a safe and happy Independence Day, and to those of you north of the border, happy Canada Day. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune Crypto, 30 June 2023 Happy Canada Day! Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, 19 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Canada Day was in 1882

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“Canada Day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Canada Day

Can·​a·​da Day
: July 1 observed as a legal holiday in honor of the proclamation of dominion status in 1867

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