Canada Day 2024 will be celebrated on July 1. Formerly known as Dominion Day, Canada Day is the national day of the country that celebrates the anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, which occurred on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the British North America Act of 1867. Every year, the celebration of Canada Day is marked with various grand festivities, shows and activities that are marked at LeBreton Flats Park in the heart of Ottawa-Gatineau. As we prepare to celebrate Canada Day 2024, here is everything you need to know about this day, how to celebrate Canada Day 2024 and more. National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada 2024 Date: Know the History and Significance of the Day That Celebrates the Natives of Canada. 

Canada Day 2024 Date

Canada Day 2024 will be celebrated on July 1. A federal statutory holiday, Canada Day celebrations are marked throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world attended by Canadians living abroad.

Canada Day History and Significance

The celebration of Canada Day is a reminder of the day that Canada was formerly recognised and when it formally severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The passing of the British North America Act of 1867 helped the three separate colonies of the United Canadas, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick unite into a single dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

The celebration of Canada Day is also unofficially referred to as Canada’s Birthday by many people in the press. However, Canada Day is the anniversary of only one important national milestone on the way to the country's full sovereignty. Even though it remained a British dominion, Canada received an increased level of political control and governance on this day. The celebration of Canada Day first began in 1958, when the then-Prime Minister John Diefenbaker requested that Secretary of State Ellen Fairclough organize appropriate events. In 1982, it was formerly renamed to Canada Day after the Canadian constitution was patriated by the Canada Act, 1982.

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