Canadas joining as a single country through the british north america act, on july 1 1867,
its sometimes known as canadas birthday, and is Canada's National day, like the fourth of july for you people
Hmmm. Sounds to be not quite the same as our 4th of July...
The 4th is about throwing off the bonds of British colonialism via the Declaration of Indepandance, the revolutionary war, shot heard round the world, rockets red glare and all that...
Happy Canada Day, eh?
Today is a celebration of the day Canada sat down with mom and explained our desire to move out on our own. She resisted a little at first but eventually, after a cup of tea and a scone, she agreed it was for the best.
Canada promised to write and call often and mom thought that was reasonable. And so, with all the bitter-sweetness of a parent watching their youngest leave the nest, she sent us off with a box of cookies and a hug.
Today we celebrate with cake and fireworks.
Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", particularly in the popular press, the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on 1 July 1867. Although Canada is regarded as having become a kingdom in its own right on that date, the British Parliament kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982 when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution.