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Canada Day is the national holiday of Canada and takes place every year on July 1. The holiday was originally called Dominion Day in 1982 but received its present name.
During Canada Day parades are regularly held and other festivities. Often the evening a fireworks show.
History of Canada Day
On June 21, 1868, a notice signed by Governor General, Lord Monck, stating that Her Majesty everyone in Canada called for the Confederation of Canada to celebrate on July 1, 1868. The rest day on July 1, was established in 1879 under the English name Dominion Day.
At the 50th anniversary in 1917, the new Centre Block of Parliament Buildings, which was still under construction, dedicated as a memorial to the Fathers of Confederation and the exploits of the Canadians who fought in the First World War. During the Diamond Jubilee was the cornerstone of the Confederation Building on Wellington Street submitted by the Governor General and the carillon in the Peace Tower was dedicated.
In 1958 the government decided that every year a celebration to be held on Canada's national day. On this day there is an afternoon Trooping the Colours ceremony and a ceremony at sunset, followed by a concert with many bands, and finally a grand fireworks display.
During the 100 th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II visited Canada in the festivities. This was one reason for a large-scale ceremony.
The idea of the ceremonies changed in 1968 with the addition of multicultural and professional concerts were held on Parliament Hill. These were including a national television show. Until 1975, the festivities were under the name Festival Canada held in the National Capital Region during the month of July and included numerous cultural, artistic and sporting events.
Since 1985 in every province and district of Canada set up a committee to plan, organize and coordinate local Canada Day ceremonies. Money for this is provided by the government for such committees.
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