Happy 152nd birthday Canada! Today, July 1st celebrates Canada Day, the national holiday of the country.
This federal statutory holiday is special because it means a large portion of the population gets the day off and other businesses in addition to government offices, libraries and schools are closed.
There are fireworks and parades and the likes of other celebrations, concerts, festivals to honor the special day.
July 1st commemorates the anniversary of the formation of the union of British North America under the name Canada. In other words, it is significant because it is the biggest national party for the country and includes plenty of fireworks displays.
Although it might sound similar to the United States’ Fourth of July, it is a Canadian national holiday and celebrated as such.