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Thanks for noticing Michael!

Pretty simple, really, if you understand the concept of the 4th of July in the USA.

July 1st 1867 was the date of the enactment of the British North America Act which united the colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada (Ontario and Québec) into a federation of four provinces called the "Dominion of Canada". Essentially the birth of Canada as a country.

The term "Canada Day" is relatively new, as the date was originally "Dominion Day" until 1982 when the change was officially enacted by law.

In celebration, like you guys on July 4th, we take the day off work, drink a lot and then blow shit up.


Now that this history lesson is over, I've got some beer to down!

Richard, You're hanging out with the 'rednecks' again (sorry that is the best most polite term I could find). The better Cajuns drink grea Canadian wine or sip Scotch..ahem that's Rye in Canada.

Mostly our Canadian pride is celebrated on July 1st. We don't tend to fly our flag every day, but you can see them everywhere on our day. Parades and fireworks are the norm. Fireworks used to be unique to Victoria day-May 21st (refer to Queen Victoria) but now they are for July celebrations

Originally posted by Denis C:
Scotch..ahem that's Rye in Canada.

Well, ACTUALLY... Scotch = whiskey, Rye = Whiskey, but Rye is NOT Scotch. All whiskey is made from grains but Rye whiskey is made from Rye and Scotch is made from barley. But in any case, REAL Canadians do not SIP their whiskey, especially when we blow $hit up. Big Grin

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