On July 1 a North American country Canada celebrates its birthday as Canada Day also known as Fête du Canada in French and originally called Dominion Day or Le Jour de la Confédération in French. It is the national day of Canada, celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867. Currently this act is known as the Constitution Act, 1867.
As per this act Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada were united into a single country. This union was a result of the Constitution Act which granted Canada a great deal of independence from England. Over the course of a century, Canada gradually shed its dependence on the United Kingdom. It did not become fully independent until 1982, the same year that Canada Day became an official holiday.
Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as among Canadians internationally. Today, Canada Day is celebrated with fireworks, concerts, cookouts, and sports games. Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario, hosts the most holiday activities. There are countless events, activities, and festivals to be found throughout the city in the city streets, parks,and museums. Fireworks are launched from Parliament Hill to conclude a day of patriotic festivities.