Canada Day is one the most important time for the natives. It’s the golden hours of delight, joy, and celebrations. Check out the complete history of Canada Day below –
What is Canada Day?
Canada Day is the official celebration of the Canadian Confederation. It’s a federal statutory holiday, which was originally titled “Dominion Day.” Established when the nation officially came onto the map after the Constitution Act. The day commemorates the joining of three prominent provisions – Nova Scotia, the Canda province, and Brunswick, which has now split to Quebec and Ontario.
“Dominion Day” officially came on cards on the auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of the confederation in 1917. However, later in 1946, a bill was passed to rename the day. But, due to the lack of clarity of which name to pick, the bill was stalled. Later in 1967, the term Canadian Day became famous among the civilians, and it was officially adopted in 1982.
When is Canadian Day celebrated?
Canadian Day is one of the most auspicious occasions for the citizens of Canada. It is officially celebrated on July 1. It’s declared a public holiday, and it’s similar to the weekends, where the workers get a day off.
Why is Canada’s Flag a Maple Leaf?
The maple leaf is used on the official Canadian flag since the 18th century. Earlier in the 1700s, the French left the Canadian provinces after the French-Indian War. The territory remained under Britain’s control since then and used the British flag for a long. However, in 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson came up with a new initiative to adopt a new distinctive flag that defines their territory.
After a lot of hassles, rejecting a bucket full of proposals and flags, the government decided to use a single-leaf design as a Canadian Flag. It was a maple leaf, and the House of Commons in 1964 approved the flag as the official flag of Canada. On February 15, 1965, an official inauguration ceremony was organized, and all Canadians adopted their national flag.
The maple leaf defines the traditional emblem of Canada. It portrays a symbol of pride, loyalty, tolerance, peace, and courage. The red color of the Canadian flag symbolizes the sacrifice during World War I. So, today globally, the maple leaf is inextricably connected with the Canadian nation.
Happy Canada Day!!! Please tell us how you will celebrate this joyful occasion this year.