My time in Canada was a good time, generally — and the people there, especially outside of the major cities, are as pleasant as the smell is sweet coming off of the prairies in Ontario. As an American who married a Canadian, I say Happy Canada Day, Canadian friends and family!
Canadians are just like us, especially the ones who come down here to South Florida and drive like assholes. You’re doing it right, snowbirds! When you’re busy hating on our northerly neighbor, just remember this… Canadians are just Americans who learned how to diet and exercise. Happy Canada Day!
What is Canada Day, you ask?
Canada Day (French: FÃªte du Canada) is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three colonies (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the United Province of Canada) into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la ConfÃ©dÃ©ration), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was enacted, resulting in the patriation of the Constitution of Canada. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada, as well as among Canadians internationally.
Here’s some feckin’ Canadian fireworks, eh?
This one is bad ass right here!
A huge thanks to Family Fun Calgary for the cool photo, and thanks to Wikipedia for the Canada Day info!