Fun Facts About Canada Day
1-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.
2-On June 20, 1868, Governor General the Viscount Monck issued a
royal proclamation asking for Canadians to “celebrate the
anniversary of the confederation.
3-This holiday was given the statutory value on 1879 and was
designated as the Dominion Day.
4-Canada was known as officially as Dominion Day until October
However, many ordinary Canadians have considered it as Canada
Day long before the official name change.
5-The year 2011 marks the 144rd celebration of Canada Day which
commemorates the day that Canada became a nation.
6-Canada Day kicks off, what Canadians call, “those two months
before winter starts”
7- Canada Day and the cold one go together like Bob and Doug
McKenzie, In British Columbia resident’s guzzle 1.2 million liters
of beer over country’s birthday long weekend-and that’s just from
government -run liquor stores.
Happy Canada Day!