CANADA DAY (July 1) is the national day of Canada. A federal statuatory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act 1867 (then called the British North America Act 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada (Upper and Lower) , New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Originally called Dominion Day, the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day celebrations take place across our great country. Canadians at home and around the world show their pride in their history, culture and acheivements. Canadian citizens celebrate in many ways, mostly outdoors, with pancake breakfasts, parades, fireworks, concerts, dances, music, carnivals, festivals, barbeques, picnics, citizenship ceremonies, parties, decorations, and lots of good food. We are proud to be Canadians. Let's celebrate!