Canada Day 2016

In 2016 Canada Day is Friday, July 1.

Canada day in 2016 is on a Friday so won't have to take a day off to make Canada day a long weekend! (Unlike last year when it was on a Wednesday).

Canada Day celebrates the birthday of Canada. On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the British North America Act.

Canada Day is a national statutory holiday celebrated in all provinces and territories and it is a day off for most businesses. There is, of course, a lot more to Canada Day but the purpose of this page is only to give you a date and a brief history.

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Posted by Nicole:

To The Anonymous person Quebec does celebrate Canada Day and the majority in the province have always voted to remain in Canada. Putting all Quebecers in the same boat is like Donald Trump putting all Muslims in the same category as members of ISIS. Not very smart and a little racist.

Posted by not_murican:

Lol, yes we canadians envy your lack of gun laws, presidential candidates, your legalized corruption through campaign contributions/lobbying,your interference in foreign affairs and your rampant obesity problem. /s

Posted by Joe:

If Canada day falls this year on a Friday, but my boss want us to work and give us the following Monday off, should he still pay us regular pay or double time and a half as it is a stat holiday. Please advise


Have a Canada themed party, even if you don't know a lot of other Canadians living near or where you live. Celebrate by making or buying and serving Canadian things. Think Maple....ribs! ...think strawberry shortcake because it's red and white or bake a plain white cake, iced with white vanilla or buttercream icing and arrange fresh strawberries in the shape of a Maple Leaf(like the flag for dessert. Think Canadian wines, ie ice wines, or make a signature drink with a Canuck booze ie. Crown Royal...

Posted by jayden:

So I was born in canada, but I live in the United States of America and I still wanna celebrate Canada day, any suggestions?!

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