Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Canada

The year 2015 marks the 148th celebration of Canada Day, which commemorates the day that Canada became a nation. The holiday is observed on July 1st.
On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act united the British Colonies of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia into "One Dominion Under The Name Of Canada". These four colonies became Canada's first four provinces. Lower Canada was renamed Quebec and Upper Canada was renamed Ontario.
The July 1 Holiday was known as Dominion Day until October 27, 1982; when an act of parliament established the name Canada Day.
The name "Canada" derives from an Iroquoian word for "Village" Kanata, that French explorers heard used to refer to the area near present-day Quebec City. Today Canada comprises ten provinces and three territories.
I would also like to wish my American Family, Friends and Neighbours a Happy Independence Day on July 4th. In June 1776, representatives of 13 Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. The Continental Congress voted in favor of independence and the Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the Birth of American Independence.
I am SO going to enjoy all the Celebrations on both sides of the St. Croix River this week and weekend; with our Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Unit Rally taking place as well.  Canada Day, Rally In The St. Croix Valley, and Independence Day celebrations right here in our little town of St. Stephen, NB and the town of Calais, Maine, USA - July 1 - 5th.


DJan said...

Yes! Happy Canada Day to our wonderful neighbors, and Happy Independence Day to us! Thank you for this sweet post. :-)

Little Red Hen said...

Have a Happy Canada Day. I still have to put the flag out here.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lilly, what a beautiful place to live! We are cooking here..over a 100 every single day. It's been miserable.
Here I am in a hot little city..:( Beautiful photo's. Just beautiful! I wrote way too much and had to delete all of it. LOL
Anyway, thinking of you and hoping you are well.

Red said...

You've got it figured out and your bases covered on all sides! Have a great Canada Day.

biebkriebels said...

Thanks for the history, have a Happy Canada Day with lots of fun!

Saucy Siciliana said...

Happy Canada day Saucy!

Jackie said...

Happy birthday Canada!!