Canada day in 2015 falls on a Wednesday so you could take two days off (Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday) to make Canada day a long weekend – which may not be such a bad idea: a five-day long weekend! Why not?
Canada Day celebrates the birthday of Canada. On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act – formerly known as the British North America Act.
Canada Day is a national statutory holiday celebrated in all provinces and territories and it is a day off for most businesses. There is, of course, a lot more to Canada Day but the purpose of this page is only to give you a date and a brief history.