Canada Day!

This is a late post on Canada Day, which took place July 1. A few people have asked me what Canada day is, so here is the answer from Wikipedia:

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day, is Canada‘s national day, a federal statutory holiday, celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the British North America Act of 1867, which united Canada as a single country of four provinces. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada and also internationally.

Click here to see the full article. Jon and I walked down St. Catherine to Peel (right near where Jon works), following the route of the parade.

I’m not sure if it is just a big city thing, or if it is a Canada thing, but Canada’s national holiday, as we saw it celebrated in Montreal’s Canada Day parade, seemed to celebrate the many countries and groups that make up Montreal and Canada. It was very much a celebration of Canada, with people from a multitude of cultures displaying both their pride in their backgrounds and cultures and their pride in Canada. It was amazing!

Check out the pictures…

Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada!

Canadian flying the Canadian flag on Rue Peel

Canadian flying the Canadian flag on Rue Peel

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Parade marcher shows his colors

Indonesian dancers

Indonesian dancers

Members of the Indian community wearing Canada\'s colors proudly

Members of the Indian community wearing saris in Canada’s colors
Marching band representing Falun Dafa (Falun Gong)

Marching band representing Falun Dafa (Falun Gong)

Cuban dancers in Canada\'s colors

Cuban dancers wearing dresses in Canada

Chinese dragon

Chinese dragon

St. Patrick \
St. Patrick “marches” in honor of Montreal’s Irish heritage
Members of the Philipino Community

Members of the Philipino Community

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