Canada – our neighbor to the North – is the largest country in North America and the second largest country in the world. It is located north of the United States and southeast of Alaska. It has ten provinces and three territories. Over 33 million people live in Canada. Most of them live in the southern part of the country. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. Red and white are the official colors of Canada and of the Canadian flag.
Canada Day – formerly called Dominion Day – is celebrated on July 1st across the country. July 1st marks the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation …under the name of Canada, but Canada Day also means fireworks and the year’s biggest national party. The Canada Day holiday is akin to the U.S. July 4th celebration.
Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends and to all who claim Canadian heritage and roots.