What is the Significance Of Canada Day and Why it is Celebrated?

Canada day is celebrated on 1st July every year

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On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. Till 1982 the anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day, since 1983 onward 1st July has been officially known as Canada Day. On this day the Constitution of Canada was created. It is one of the most important holidays for Canadians to celebrate the birth of the nation.

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  • How one can celebrate the day

Enjoy Parades and Concerts: In Canada the whole community member enjoy the day by watching Parades and Concerts. The whole was enjoying by going out and having fun listening music, face painting for the kids and lots of street performance.

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Visit one of the main Canadian cities:  if you want to make the day memorable one then it’s the best choice to travel one of the main Canadian cities and also experience concerts, food booths and excited crowd.  Ottawa and Vancouver throw an amazing event with full day and night activities right next to the Parliament House. One of the best events was to attend the Montreal Jazz festival or Calgary Stampede. Canada’s Air force also perform a great air shows on the day.

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Enjoy the party food: it’s also one of the ways to enjoy the day to go out for a barbecue party with family and friends. Canada fabulous traditional recipes are: Lobster rolls or fried clams, baklava and cupcakes or cakes, hot dogs and hamburgers to French fries with gravy and cheese curds, maple syrup from pulls to pancakes.

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Dress in Canadian colors: In Canada flag hats also available and people usually prefer to wear red and white clothing. You can also go for patriotic dress by wearing simple t-shirt with maple. Also you can draping the maple leaf flag over your shoulders. Girls go out with bold and dye hair bright red with temporary hair colour spray or put temporary tattoos on your cheek.

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Send cards to all your friends and relatives: If you are not following the Canadian culture but you can support your friends and relatives their tradition by giving them greeting cards on this special day.

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  • Capital

Ottawa

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  • Location

Canada is located in the northern portion of the continent of North America, extending 49 th parallel to the islands of the Arctic ocean. Its eastern boundary is Atlantic Ocean and western boundary is Pacific Ocean. Its total land area was 3,851,809 square miles. The central portion of the country, in its southern areas, is primarily boreal forest.

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  • Identification

The name Canada is derived from the Iroquoian word “Kanata”, which means “village.

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  • Symbols

Canada’s Nation Flag was seen on the Canada Day. The flag consist of two vertical red rectangles separated by a white square. The white square contains a red maple leaf image.  The National colour was red and white and its is mostly used in many things on the Canada day, like some people wear dressing of red and white  and even some paint faces out of red and white.

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  • Trade

Canada exports around the world and its most important export and import partner is the United States. In recent survey Canada had a balance trade advantage among its entire trading partner. Same time it remains a major resource exporter. Canada exports raw material such as petro-chemicals and oil, minerals and ores, and forestry product. Canada has played a great role in the global economy throughout its history.  Farm equipment is the second largest component of Canadian manufacturing and trade.

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  • Basic economy

Canada country had rich in resource but poor in land and people. The basic economy is its role as a resource base, not only from its own manufacturing but also from exports as well. In twentieth century main resources is mineral, oil, forestry product but when it become European conquest of the area oil and gas has the foundation of Canadian economy.  Farming also help in built its economy.

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  • Language

In Canada multiple languages are spoken. English and French was the most preferable language. English and French was recognized by the Constitution of Canada as “official languages”, which means that all the laws of the Canada Government were enacted in both the languages. Other five most widely spoken languages in Canada are Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Italian and Arabic.

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