Happy Canada Day everybody!
On July 1st, 1867, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada were joined together under the Constitution Act to create a single country called Canada. Today is a national holiday in Canada and is often referred to as Canada’s birthday.
According to Canada Heritage, the day is celebrated much like the Fourth of July in the United States. Canadians will celebrate their country’s birthday to with BBQs, festivals, concerts and fireworks.
“Today, Canadians of all ages and backgrounds are celebrating Canada Day in their communities, on Parliament Hill, and in places all over the world. Thousands of people are flying the Maple Leaf to express their pride in being Canadian…. This year marks the start of the five-year countdown to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. As we move toward this important milestone, I invite all Canadians to make the most of this day by celebrating our identity, our values, and our history among family and friends. Let us be proud of all our achievements, which attest to our country’s glorious past and hold the promise of a bright future. On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, happy Canada Day!”
Several celebrities have already taken to Twitter to celebrate Canada Day with their fans.
Happy Canada Day! hold open a door for someone today and you become an honourary Canadian.
— Cory Monteith (@CoryMonteith) July 1, 2012
Happy Canada Day!Thanks to the Supreme Court, we won’t have to move there.
— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) July 1, 2012
Happy Canada day Canadians. Drink a Molson while riding a moose out and about on your way to a friend of a friends cottage
— Colin Hanks (@Colin_Hanks) July 1, 2012
Canadian band Tegan and Sarah write:
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) July 1, 2012
Canadian celebrities like Ryan Reynolds, Pamela Anderson, Justin Bieber, Mike Meyers, and Drake have yet to wish their fans a happy Canada Day. How unCanadian…