Canada celebrates its birthday

Canada yesterday celebrated its 151st birthday, with events being held throughout the country – and throughout the world – to celebrate Canada Day.

Held on 1st July each year, Canada Day marks the the anniversary of 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. As, this year, 1st July fell on a Sunday, today will be a national holiday in Canada with even more events being held nationwide.

Referred to as Dominion Day until the early 1980s, the day was officially renamed Canada Day in 1982. It has been a statutory holiday in Canadas since 1879.

Thousands upon thousands of immigrants will become Canadian citizens at hundreds of special ceremonies held across the country yesterday and today, while practically every town and city will be holding parades, concerts and firework displays to celebrate the occasion.

“Like many of those who will become Canadian today, I also did not grow up in Canada, and know from personal experience what a special moment it is to become Canadian,” said Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen yesterday. “Our newest Canadians will carry memories of this day with them always.

We at Emigrate2 would like to wish all our Canadian readers a happy birthday.

Article published 2nd July 2018