Happy birthday Canada!

Canada today celebrates its 149th birthday, with a national holiday and events being held throughout the country – and throughout the world – to celebrate Canada Day.

Held on 1st July each year (unless it falls on a Sunday, in which case it is moved to the Monday), 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.

Referred to as Dominion Day until the early 1980s, when the term Canada Day became more prevalent, being officially renamed so in 1982, the Day has been a statutory holiday in Canadas since 1879.

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

Even the UK’s capital gets in on the celebration, with a day of special events in Kingston including live music, family events and plenty of food and drink.

To find out more about this event, click here.

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