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July 01, 2004

It's Canada Day!

Canada became self-governing on July 1st, 1867, with the passage of the British North America Act (BNA Act) in the British Parliament. The holiday was originally known as "Dominion Day" but the name was changed to Canada Day on October 27, 1982. (Does that make October 27 a holiday as well?)

Personally, I wish the British Parliament would have had the foresight to pass their act on July 4. Then the two countries would be able to collectively knock off work once a year and throw the world's biggest picnic!

Here's the Canadian "take" on the day, in English and French.

Posted by AnneZook at 07:51 AM