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DOMINION DAY [1 record]

Record 1 2021-04-27


Subject field(s)
  • Names of Special Years, Weeks, Days
  • Festivals, Carnivals and Social Events

On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st. The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day. On October 27, 1982, July 1st, which was known as "Dominion Day," became "Canada Day."


  • Désignations d'années, de semaines et de jours spéciaux
  • Festivals, carnavals et fêtes

Le 20 juin 1868, une proclamation signée par le gouverneur général, lord Monck, enjoignait à tous les sujets de Sa Majesté, partout au Canada, de célébrer ensemble, le 1er juillet, jour anniversaire de l'union des provinces en une fédération appelée Canada, en vertu de l'Acte de l'Amérique du Nord britannique. Le 27 octobre 1982, le 1er juillet, qui jusque-là s'appelait «fête du Dominion», devint officiellement la «fête du Canada».

Key term(s)
  • fête de la confédération canadienne
  • fête nationale du Canada


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