Today's Reason to Celebrate

July 1, 2017 is

Canada Day

O Canada! Today is Canada Day—the birthday of America’s "Neighbor to the North." On this day in 1867, the Constitution Act united Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada Province (modern-day Quebec and Ontario) into a single country. The Constitution Act of 1867 also granted Canada quite a bit of independence from England. Today, Canadians at home and abroad will celebrate with patriotic barbecues, parades, concerts, and fireworks.

Did you know that some of the greatest inventions of our time have come from Canada? Canadians are responsible for light bulbs, telephones, zippers, egg cartons, snowmobiles, instant mashed potatoes, peanut butter, walkie-talkies, IMAX, Trivial Pursuit, basketball, and ice hockey!

Even if you aren’t Canadian, today is your opportunity to celebrate the great nation of Canada. Host a barbecue for friends and family this month, watch a movie that stars your favorite Canadian actor, or listen to your favorite Canadian band. Happy Canada Day!

  • July 1, 2017 is also International Joke Day | National Ginger Snap Day
  • July is National Grilling Month | National Ice Cream Month