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For my fellow Americans: Canada Day is July 1 every year. From about.com:

When is Canada Day 2011?


Canada Day 2011 is Friday, July 1st.


Canada Day Overview


Canada 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 - that's the technical explanation, 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 but on a more Canadian scale.


What To Expect on Canada Day


Schools, banks, government offices and many other stores and businesses are closed on July 1st. Call ahead to restaurants, stores and tourist attractions to confirm Canada Day hours. Typically, Canada Day celebrations include parades, fireworks, barbecues and other get-togethers. Get the complete Canada Day Checklist, including lyrics to O Canada in French and English.

Check local tourist sites or the Government of Canada list of Canada Day celebrations.

Canada Day in Quebec


In Quebec, Canada Day is not celebrated as fervently as in the rest of the country. Federal offices, schools, banks are closed but many people in Quebec look at July 1st as "moving day," as this date has been historically the end of lease agreements.


Canada Day Dates



Wednesday, July 1


Thursday, July 1 (many people will also take Friday, July 2, as a holiday as well)


Friday, July 1




In honor of my friends in Ontario I fly the Canadian flag on that day. This will mark the seventh year I have done it. The first year I did it my neighbors we're all asking if I was Canadian. With the exception of the next door neighbors I have never told them one way or the other, just left 'em guessing. When Betty Fox died a little over a week ago I flew the Ontario flag which must have utterly confused them. I'll post up a pic tomorrow.


Happy Canada Day.:cheers:







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