Canada day is celebrated annually on the 1st of July. It is a federal statutory holiday aimed at commemorating the Constitution Act, 1867 which united the colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the province of Canada into what is now known as the State of Canada. It is on this same date that the province of Canada was subdivided into Ontario and Quebec. Under the Federal Holidays Act, Canada day should be observed on July 1 unless the date falls on a Sunday in which case the holiday moves on to Monday the 2nd.
To celebrate it, communities across the country will normally host organized celebrations which are mostly outdoor public activities with the likes of parades, carnivals, barbecues, air and maritime shows, free musical concerts and fireworks. Although it is agreed that there has not been a distinct style of celebrating Canada day due to the mixed up activities, in Ottawa, Ontario which is Canada’s capital, things are a bit organized. Celebrations are characterized by large concerts and cultural displays which are held at Parliament Hill. The celebrations at Ottawa are officiated by the Prime Minister and Governor General.
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