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    Canadian Independence Day

    Canada celebrates the establishment of its federal government on July 1st.

    Now known as Canada Day, this holiday, previously was known as Dominion Day and Confederation Day. This day commemorates the British North America Act of July 1, 1867, that gave Canadians Home Rule.

    The national celebration is always observed on the 1st, unless it falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on the following Monday. Fireworks, parades, picnics and other events mark the occasion and, are often combined with the July 4th events in the states that border Canada.

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