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  Christian Holidays
Formerly called Dominion Day, Canada Day is the national holiday of Canada.
The Origin of Canada Day - On October 27, 1982, July 1st which was known as "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day".
President Richard Nixon later declared Columbus Day a national holiday to be observed the second Monday of each October.
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  Canada Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Newfoundland and Labrador, July 1 is recognized as a day of remeberence and sacrifice, and commemorates the Newfoundland Regiment's heavy losses during World War I, at Beaumont Hamel, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Remembrance ceremonies similar to those held on Remembrance Day are held in the morning at Cenotaphs around the province; flags are usually at half-mast (and the atmosphere somewhat more sombre) until noon, when normal Canada Day ceremonies start.
Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
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 Canada Day
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.
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.
Canada Day is considered a Family Day with outings, picnics and celebrations of the birth of our nation.
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 Labour Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.
The explanations for this tradition range from the fact that white clothes are worse protection against cold weather in the winter to the fact that the rule was intended as a status symbol for new members of the middle class in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
On 28 October 1890, the 50th anniversary of the eight-hour day was commemorated with a parade.
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 Thanksgiving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though in English Canada Thanksgiving is often celebrated with family, it is also often a time for weekend getaways for couples to observe the fall leaves, the last weekend at the cottage or involves various outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and hunting.
In some of the Southern states there was opposition to the observance of such a day on the ground that it was a relic of Puritanic bigotry, but by 1858 proclamations appointing a day of thanksgiving were issued by the governors of 25 states and two Territories.
The first Thanksgiving Day in Canada after Confederation was observed on April 5, 1872 to celebrate the recovery of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness.
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 CANADA DAY | Canada Day - FIREWORKS Cruises, Events, Canada Day 2005
The history of Canada Day began on June 20, 1868, when a proclamation was signed by Lord Monck, the Governor General.
All of Her Majesty's loyal subjects throughout Canada were called upon to join in the celebration (later known as Canada Day) of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.
In the history of Canada Day, there is no record of organized ceremonies after this first anniversary, except for the 50th anniversary of Confederation in 1917.
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 Canada Day - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada Day (French: "Le Canada Day") is Canada's national holiday recognizing the sacrifices of the noble English and native beavers in the Great Maple Syrup Wars of 1901-1906.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, July 1 is also recognised as Memorial Day and commemorates Newfoundland's heavy losses during the great Apple Massacre of 1999 when madman Steve Jobs, president and CEO of Apple, approved of testing of their new "iNuke" weapon that they were developing for the Canadian Military.
Memorial Day is celebrated to remember the victims, and to reflect on the humour of the whole thing.
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 Learn more about Canada Day in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada Day is Canada's national holiday, celebrating the creation of a Canadian Confederation through the British North America Act, on July 1, 1867, by uniting the Province of Canada (Quebec and Ontario) with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
The holiday itself was formally established in 1879 and was originally called "Dominion Day"; the name was changed to "Canada Day" on October 22, 1982.
It is a mandatory holiday across Canada for all federal institutions.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/ca/canada_day.html   (196 words)

  
 Canada Day
On Canada Day, reach out to all your friends, family members and acquaintances and wish them a day filled with fun and laughter.
On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.
Since 1985, Canada Day Committees are established in each province and territory to plan, organize and coordinate the Canada Day celebrations locally.
www.netglimse.com /holidays/canada_day/index.shtml   (277 words)

  
 Canada Day for Kids
Canada Day is celebrated on 1st July and marks the anniversary of the unification of Upper and Lower Canada into the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
Formerly known as Dominion Day, the name was changed to Canada Day in 1982 when the constitution was revised.
The day is marked throughout Canada by parades, fireworks, and the display of flags.
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 ★ Canada Day Holiday Jul 01 2004 in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada Day was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day.
It is a commemoration of the day in 1867 that the first colonies of British North America entered Confederation as the Dominion of Canada.
Canada Day is celebrated with barbeques, parades, music, and of course fireworks in the evening in most of the cities especially in Ottawa with thousands Canadian flags and Canadians singing Oh Canada.
www.canada-city.ca /holiday.php?day=9   (177 words)

  
 History of Canada Day
It was highlighted by the laying of the cornerstone by the Governor General of the Confederation Building on Wellington Street and the inauguration of the Carillon in the Peace Tower.
Another highlight was Canada's Centennial in 1967 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended the celebrations with Parliament Hill again being the backdrop for a large scale official ceremony.
Up until 1975, the focus of the celebrations, under the name "Festival Canada", was held in the National Capital Region during the whole month of July and involved numerous cultural, artistic and sport activities, as well as municipalities and voluntary organizations.
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 Happy Canada Day!!!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The BNA Act proclaimed "one Dominion under the name of Canada," therefore the original title of the holiday, "Dominion Day." Dominion Day was officially renamed "Canada Day" by an Act of Parliament on October 27, 1982.
Canada's national celebration is always observed on July 1, unless that date falls on a Sunday.
I have recently added the 2nd verse to O Canada which is French.
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 Canada Day, History, Events, Party Ideas, Clip Art
Canada celebrates the establishment of the federal government and the beginning of Home Rule on July 1st.
Celebrate Canada Day In Toronto - Fireworks, music and a long list of special events are planned to mark the Canada Day festivities in Toronto.
Canada Day in Ottawa - If your ideas of festivities includes concerts, picnics, fireworks, street performances, and other activities with hundred of thousands of revelers, Ottawa id the place to be.
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 CBC News Indepth: Canada Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The annual Dominion Institute Canada Day survey looks at how well Canadians know the history of their country.
After the 1929 stock market crash Canada experienced record levels of unemployment and a near collapse of exports.
Canada has dealt with scandals like the one that led to the Gomery inquiry before.
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 2006 Canada Day | July 1, 1867 | History | Canadian National Holiday | Celebration | Ottawa | Picture | Dominion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada Day has been called a few names in the past.
Canada wasn't born on July 1st, but the holiday celebrates the events that took place on this day.
This Act stated that Canada would become an independant dominion (territory) of England, which is why Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day.
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 North Bay - Canada Day
This year's 2006 Canada Day Festivities will kick off at 12-noon at the Waterfront A.C.T. shelter with the singing of O'Canada and Official Cake Cutting ceremonies hosted by the Association of Canadian Travellers and the Clarion Resort Pinewood Park.
The Canada Day events are scheduled to take place on July 1st 2006 at the Waterfront between 12:00 p.m.
If you have a scanned photo from a past Canada Day parade or event e-mail it with your name, the parade year, and a brief description of the photo to: info@cityofnorthbay.ca.
www.city.north-bay.on.ca /holidays/canada_day.htm   (503 words)

  
 Holiday ECards | Canada Day ECard, Canada Day ECards, and Canada Day Greetings
Canada day ecard featuring a young woman holding a large beach ball.
Canada day ecard featuring the Canadian flag and special maple leaf text effect.
Canada day ecard featuring a flowing Canadian flag and another flag in the shape of the Canadian territory.
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 Canada Day articles from Proud Canadian George Torok   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada Day, July 1, is the national birthday of Canada.
These articles first appeared as part of a tribute, to Canada Day, sponsored by the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
Canada Day, July 1, is a proud day for Canadians.
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 CANADA DAY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first official use of the name "Canada" was used in 1791 when the province of Quebec was divided into the colonies of Upper and Lower Canada.
In 1841 the colonies were united and given the name of "Canada." Upon Confederation in 1867, the new country took the name for its' own.
Until 1975, Canada's celebrations were known as "Festival Canada," and were held during the entire month of July.
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 Canada Day
The year 2006 marks the 139th celebration of Canada Day, which commemorates the day that Canada became a nation.
On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act united the British colonies of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia into "one dominion under the name of Canada." These four colonies became Canada's first four provinces; Lower Canada was renamed Quebec, and Upper Canada was renamed Ontario.
Like Fourth of July festivities in the United States, Canada Day is celebrated with such summer pleasures as picnics, barbeques, and fireworks.
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 Holiday Insights : Dominion Day
Canada Day is a celebration of Canadian nationalism, heritage and pride.
Canada became self-governing on July 1st, 1867, with the passage of the British North America Act (BNA Act) in the British Parliament.
It was changed to Canada Day by the Canadian Parliament on October 27, 1982.
www.holidayinsights.com /other/dominion.htm   (104 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Remembrance Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause and remember the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives fighting for freedom and democracy during the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War and during peacekeeping missions.
In 2003, Canada marked the 50th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice by unveiling the Monument to Canadian Fallen at Confederation Park in Ottawa.
The day commemorated the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.: the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/remembranceday   (828 words)

  
 Enlaces : Society : Holidays : Canada_Day :: DivulC@T.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada Day Checklist - Includes flag protocol, the words to O Canada (in English and French), and the origin of the name Canada..
Canada Day Poster Challenge - An activity guide for educators, community groups, and others who will encourage young Canadians to explore what makes Canada "the place to be in the 21st century.".
Happy Canada Day - Provides brief history of the holiday as well as lyrics for national anthem..
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 Canada Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada Day - Information on the various events planned in the National Capital for Canada Day.
Celafete 2004 - Canada Day - Programming of Canada Day celebrations in various towns and cities of the province of Québec.
Passages to Canada - an educational storytelling initiative whereby prominent immigrants share their personal stories of coming to Canada with youth and new Canadians across the country.
www.caslt.org /research/canadaday.htm   (810 words)

  
 DLTK's Canada Day Section for Kids
Canada Day is on July 1st (every year).
For those of you who aren't Canadian and therefore won't be celebrating Canada Day, there is still an opportunity for you to make these crafts.
Canada is the second largest country in the world (by area).
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 Tankless Water Heater Directory > Society> Holidays> Canada Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada Day Checklist - - Includes flag protocol, the words to O Canada (in English and French), and the origin of the name Canada.
Canada Day Poster Challenge - - An activity guide for educators, community groups, and others who will encourage young Canadians to explore what makes Canada "the place to be in the 21st century..
Happy Canada Day - - Provides brief history of the holiday as well as lyrics for national anthem.
www.water-heaters-online.com /directory/index.php?browse=/Society/Holidays/Canada_Day   (263 words)

  
 Canada Day Crafts, Recipes and Colouring Pages This Summer - Kaboose.com
Celebrate Canada Day this July with these patriotic arts and crafts activities.
These printable coloring pages provide the perfect way to celebrate Canada Day.
Canada Day Crafts: projects, things to do, and activities to...
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