Happy Canada Day! Today on Canada Day you’ll see it proudly flapping through the nation. Maybe you wore it on Canada Day yesterday or waved a red paper hand flag as a lapel pin on Canada Day. In fact, today’s Canada Day is a very big deal indeed! How do you celebrate?
Well, in June of each year the British government, with the consent of the Canadian government, allows the towns of Ontario and Quebec to host the first Canada Day Festival in their respective regions. The first Canada Day Festival usually includes music, fireworks, parades, fancy dress, and lots of food. The festivities can last for one whole day or a weekend, depending on the location of the festival. The first Canada Day Festival was held in 1767 at Quebec City, where an agreement was signed between the Canadian government and the Quebecois government.
The first Canada Day Festival started off on the first Sunday of the month of July, immediately following the end of the French revolution. This was an agreement between the two governments, which was later formalized by the signing of the French National Flag in front of the English Houses of Parliament. The main highlight of the day is the parades, which are organized by the municipalities. There are many parades throughout the entire province of Canada, but there is only one parade that includes Canadians of all ages and ethnicities, celebrating the first Canada Day without the addition of any pandas.
Canada Day Wishes
- Let us celebrate this auspicious day with great fun and frolic. Sending warm wishes to you and to your all family members on Canada Day.
- This is one of those days that makes us remember to have pride in who we’re. Sending wishes on the 1st of July for Canada Day.
- We are blessed to be free and independent, Let us celebrate 1st July with our loved ones and making this a memorable day for all.
- Let us all take a moment to take a look back at some of the incredible contributions of Canadians throughout history. Wish U Canada Day.
- Time to fly the flag and have fun with family and friends because Canada Day is a National holiday for everyone. Wishing Canada Day.
- It is today that we all became officially Canadians & we all are really very proud of being a citizen of Canada, Lets celebrate this Great Occasion.
- Wishing you Happy National Canada Day and this a moment to cherish and to always remember the sacrifices made to free Canada.
- Make the biggest day of Canada the most beautiful day by celebrating the day with family. Wishing you Happy National Canada Day.
Happy Canada Day Quotes
- “We have it all. We have great diversity of people, we have a wonderful land, and we have great possibilities. So all those things combined there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.” – Bob Rae
- “I’m not an American! I am a Canadian. I come from a “nice,” thoroughly unrealistic country.” Matthew Fisher
- “I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” – John Diefenbaker
- “Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.” Pierre E. Trudeau
- “There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.” – Winston Churchill
- “Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.” – Kim Campbell
Happy Canada Day Wishes Messages
- Canada Day is one of the best things that Parliament Hill gifted all of us. Enjoy this day to the fullest with your loved ones. Wishing a very Happy Canada Day to you and your family.
- Make this day a beautiful day by celebrating it with dearest family members and friends as this is the day when we became official citizens of Canada. Happy Canada Day to you all.
- Canada Day is a global holiday which is celebrated by Canadians all over the world. Wishing a beautiful and wonderful Happy Canada day to you and your family.
- Today is the day to fly the flag and have celebrations with your near and dear ones. Set up the barbeque and indulge in feast as today is the day to enjoy. Warm wishes on Canada Day to you.
- Let us come together to wish Canada a very Happy Birthday. Let us celebrate this auspicious day with great fun and frolic. Sending warm wishes to you on Canada Day. Have a blast!!!
The more traditional way of celebrating a happy Canada day is by visiting some of the most well-known Canadian tourist attractions. For example, in Ottawa, visitors can head to the Rideau Canal to see the spectacular view from the Anse O’ Dos Pass. However, more Canadians (and foreigners coming from other countries) are deciding to celebrate Canada Day in a more original way, and head to their favorite Canadian tourist destinations for the best Canada Day celebrations. Many local establishments have their own versions of happy Canadas days, complete with their own happy theme music, customised napkins, colourful decorations, and even a free hot dog or drink in the park!
Restaurants in cities around Canada feature special happy Canada day celebrations, where local residents dress up in costume and celebrate the traditions of Canada. The food served at these celebrations often reflects the ethnic and cultural aspects of the Canadian culture, such as using gourmet ingredients and using traditional ingredients from the different regions of Canada. Some of the most popular celebrations of Canada Day include: The Royal Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner, The Shawarma Festival, the maple syrup festival, the Ladner Festival, and the Ontario Restaurant Week. Although local festivities may differ slightly from this list of popular events, it’s clear that no matter where a person chooses to celebrate Canada Day in, there will be a festive mood surrounding the day. In fact, many people have actually chosen to have their very own Canada Day celebration right at their very own home!
Although Canada has a rich history and a lot of unique customs, Canadians have come a long way in modernizing their celebrations. Many restaurants around Canada have also decided to add some of their own local flavour to celebrating Canada Day. They feature special meal deals, decorations, music, and events that can only be found in their community. Some of the most popular things you can buy include: Traditional maple syrup, the Canadian larder, Canadian bacon, classic Canadian sandwiches, and many other unique treat. The biggest celebration of Canada Day typically occurs on the evening of Thanksgiving Day (late October to early November), when many Canadian families break out their fancy dinners and serve dancing, meals, and parties to all of their friends and family. Happy Canada Day!