Tuesday, June 28, 2011
We might share the same continent, but Canada and the United States are two different countries with two different days of national celebration.
Canada Day, originally Dominion Day, celebrates the joining of three British colonies into one country at which time the country remain under British control. It was not until 1982 that Canada broke free from the United Kingdom and became its own independent nation. This day is celebrated in Canada every year on July 1st, and is marked with parades, carnivals, barbecues and fireworks.
The United States also celebrates its break from the reign of Britain in the month of July. On the Fourth of July Americans celebrate this special day with cookouts, parades and of course fireworks. The United States can date their freedom a little farther back in history than Canada ; the Declaration of Independence was finalized on July 4, 1776
Regardless of where you are from, I hope everyone enjoys these upcoming special holidays with a safe and enjoyable celebration.