Canada Day SVG is the main public holiday established in honor of the unification of all North American colonies in Britain into a single dominion of Canada (the former name of the holiday – Dominion Day) under the Act on British North America, which came into force on July 1, 1867.
On that day, the first British North American colonies of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Nova Bronsuic, united to form a confederation called the Dominion Day of Canada, gave birth to a new country.
The British North America Act, originally born in four provinces, was equally open to other colonies that later joined the confederation. By the end of the 19th century, Canada had taken on six more provinces one by one, and by the end of the 19th century it had acquired a modern shape. The process of final formation of the Confederation was completed in 1949, when the former British Newfoundland Dominion became the tenth province of Canada. Today, in addition to the ten provinces, Canada also includes three Northern Territories.
On this day, a festive salute is given and the national anthem is sung. The Act of British North America, which marked the birth of the new state and embodied its constitution for more than a hundred years, was replaced by the new Constitution of Canada in 1982. The transfer of constitutional power from Great Britain to Canada took place on Parliamentary Hill in Ottawa, where Queen Elizabeth II announced the new document.
Canadians celebrate their country’s birthday with great enthusiasm. Many thousands of people take part in festivities on the Parliamentary Hill in the capital Ottawa. Traffic on this day has become commonplace in Canadian cities. Celebrations and parades, outdoor concerts and performances, choirs and orchestras are held in all parts of the country. In many cities there are luxurious fireworks in the evening.
Newfoundland and Labrador celebrate Canada Day SVG as a memorial day. Residents of the province pay special tribute to the memory of their compatriots killed on the battlefields in Europe during the First World War. The holiday is also celebrated outside of Canada.