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Canada Day

Definition: Canada Day celebrates the events that occurred on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act created the Canadian federal government.

The BNA Act proclaimed "one Dominion under the name of Canada," hence the original title of the holiday, "Dominion Day." Dominion Day was officially renamed "Canada Day" by an Act of Parliament on October 27, 1982. This change reflected the policy of successive governments to down play Canada's colonial origins.

Canada's national celebration is always observed on July 1, unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed the following day.

At Kids' Turn Central:

Canada Day
The origins of Canada Day and fun things to do.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Canada Day Crafts
DLTK crafts for Canada Day.

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