DO YOU KNOW THE HISTORY BEHIND CANADA DAY?

 

1868 - On July 20th, Charles Stanley Vicomte Monck calls upon all of Her Majesty’s subjects across Canada to celebrate July 1st.

1879 - The Canadian Parliament adopts a law to proclaim July 1st a holiday.

1927 - Celebrations take place for the 60th anniversary of the Confederation.

1927 - Celebrations take place for the 60th anniversary of the Confederation.

1958 - The government organizes a yearly celebration for Dominion Day, each July 1st.

1967 - During the Confederation’s centennial anniversary, Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II partakes in the festivities.

1968 - A large multicultural and professional show is presented on Parliament Hill.

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1980 - The government financially supports the launch of local festivities across Canada.

1982 - On October 27th, a federal Parliament law proclaims “Dominion Day”, Canada Day.