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…