Today's Reason to Celebrate

July 01, 2021 is

Canada Day

O Canada! Today is Canada Day—the birthday of America’s "Neighbor to the North. Send free Canada Day eCards to friends and family, watch a movie that stars your favorite Canadian actor, or listen to your favorite Canadian band.

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. Traditionally, Canadians celebrate this festive holiday 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. Happy Canada Day!