When is Canada Day 2014
While the United States has the Fourth of July, the day Americans celebrate their independence from England, we Canadians have Canada Day. When is Canada Day 2014, you ask? Luckily for those of you who have some issues remembering dates, it falls on the same day each year: July 1. This July 1, 2014, a variety of events will take place.
There are a number of ways to celebrate Canada Day. Some of those ways include cooking out, attending a festival, going to a live music concert, checking out the local festivities and watching the fireworks show at the end of the long, fun day. There are celebrations all around Edmonton for Canada Day 2014 this year, and we hope you take part in them as well! There is nothing we like to see more than an involved and loving community.
Canada Day began in 1867 when the British North America Act declared Canada its own country. Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day, but coined the new name in 1982. In 2014, this will be our wonderful country’s 147th Canada Day. Fireworks became a part of the Canada Day celebration in the early 1980’s and have been included ever since.
Canada Day is celebrated by Canadians all around the world; not just in Canada. In fact, Canada Day is one of the events that really brings Canadians together other than hockey. Canada Day is always celebrated on July 1, unless July 1 happens to be a Sunday. Then, the national holiday, also called Canada’s birthday, is celebrated on July 2. Each city and community typically has their own Canada Day celebrations, and there is no “typical” or “standard” way of celebrating Canada Day. Sometimes Canada Day also includes a citizenship ceremony for any and all new Canadian citizens.
However you end up celebrating Canada Day, it is sure to be something remarkable, as such a great country will surely not have any difficulty celebrating such a fantastic place.