Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

We would like to wish all the Canadian Cats, and their families, no matter where they are in the World, a very Happy Canada Day!




What is Canada Day? Canada Day is Canada's National Holiday, celebrated on July 1st. It commemorates the formation of Canada under the British North America Act on July 1st, 1867. Up until 1982, the holiday was officially known as Dominion Day (in reference to the designation of the country as a Dominion in the British North America Act, 1867) but had been popularly called "Canada Day" for many years. The name was officially changed to Canada Day on October 27, 1982, a move largely inspired by the adoption of the Canada Act, earlier in the year, in which Canada achieved total legislative independence from the United Kingdom.

Canada Day is celebrated by Canadians across the world. There are celebrations from coast to coast in Canada, and celebrations at Canadian embassies and missions throughout the world. Canadian Heritage has a list of celebrations across the country. The largest celebration takes place in Ottawa and the entire National Capital Region. When our humans lived in Ottawa, they would run the "Run for Canada" 10K race on Canada Day in the early morning, then enjoy whatever other celebrations were taking place in the city, culminating in the fireworks displays in the evening. From 7:30 to 10:30 PM, EDT, the Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, on Parliament Hill, can be viewed on the web.

Canada Day is a day to celebrate our wonderful country of Canada! Happy Canada Day!

49 comments

Ana said...

Happy Canada Day to all of you!

It was very interesting to learn more about its history.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Wow! You guys look great in Red & White! Happy Canada Day!

Parker said...

HCD!
You guys also taught Mommy that french fries are best eaten with vinegar!
She also sayd that you make the best beer!
We love Canada!

T'Abby Normal said...

Happy Canada Day! Will you be getting lots of treats?
Purrs,
Abby Normal

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

HAPPY CANADA DAY TO YOU TWO!

Ramses said...

Happy Canada Day guys! :) We'll celebrate here in a small way too, but with my Nana's birthday on July 4th we'll be having more celebrations then too and for the next week or so as it's a big birthday for her this year! :)

PS: Thanks for Tigs Birthday greetings his reindeer food way yummy we're now hoping Mummy gets us more of it! ;)

goldenshade said...

Happy Canada Day to you too!!!!!!!

We are going to relax today but the beans are busy with the fun city stuff.

You both look very dashing in red!

Purrs Goldie and Shade

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Happy Canada Day to you!

Laila

Sen&Tom said...

Happy Canada Day from all of us. We have a small Canadian connection in that our summer cottage is in PEI (although we won't be going there this year)!

The Meezers said...

Happy Canada Day! you two look smashing!

Mickey said...

Happy Canada Day to you two and your family :)

Cheers,Mickey

HotMBC said...

Happy Canada day yall! You guys are furry handsum there.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
the Hotties

HotMBC said...

Pee Ess. I added Canada Day to our noo CB Calendar (a linky is now at da top of the CB pages). If yoo know of ofur speshul Canada hollydaze to add, let me know, k? Purrrrrrs, Sanjee

The Island Cats said...

Happy Canada Day to you!!! We aren't Canadian, but from where we live on the Island, we can see Canada!!! So we think we will celebrate too!!!

Wallly, Ernie & Zoey

Deana said...

Happy Canada Day to you guys!

You look great in the bright colors btw!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Happy Canada Day!!! We love Canada its such a wonderful place. Its great to celebrate. I also like your outfits!!

Kaze

Monty Q. Kat said...

Happy Canada Day!!!

JB's Big World said...

You are great models! Happy Canada day!
--JB

Praline said...

Happy Canada Day to you! Thank you for the history lesson.

Team Tabby said...

Happy Canada Day to you. We love the photos, have a great day.

Mindy & Moe

Junior said...

Happy Canada Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beezer said...

Happy Canada day to you! Especially to your Dad-bean who works so hard as a Army-bean to keep all of us safe.

Shaggy, Scooby & Scout said...

Mom & Dad were in Ottawa one year during Canada Day and it was great. Flags everywhere! She says celebrate with some poutine (is that how you spell it?) She still drools when she thinks of that delicious delicacy.

Spooker said...

Happy Canada Day to you handsome boys! You both look so dashing in red & white!

purrs,
Auntie Spooker

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Canada Day!

michico*Adan said...

Happy Canada Day to you both and your Mommy and Daddy!

PB & J said...

You guys look great! Happy Canada to you all!

Mommy and Daddy are going to watch the Canada Fireworks tonight (we live just across the river from Sarnia, ON)! We'll be celebrating too, by hiding under the bed :-)

Daisy said...

Happy Canada Day! You two look very patriotic today.

DEBRA said...

Happy Canada Day to both of you handsome fellas...those were some fabulous pictures of the two of you...

Purrs
Abby

Tybalt said...

Happy Canada Day! You two look very handsome and patriotic.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Canada Day to you all!! You look great in red and white. You should make your own celebrations!

jenianddean said...

Happy Canada Day to you!
--Jasper

The Furry Kids said...

Happy Canada Day to you guys! You both look very patriotic!

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Jour Heureux du Canada!!

~Queen Snickers

Mr. Echo said...

Besides yoo guys my favrite Canadians are named Geddy, Alex and Neil.

Happy Canada Day!

Kelly Cat said...

Here's to you on Canada Day!

The Crew said...

You guys look so patriotic!

Lux said...

Happy Canada Day to both of you (& your beans)!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Happy Canada day to you all too.

Purrs Sukie X

Tiger Lily said...

Happy Canada Day you cute ones!

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

The Devil Dog said...

Happy Canada Day. Are your beans homesick to not be in Canada today?
Great photos of you.

Roxy

Cat Street Boyz said...

HAPPY CANADA DAY!Are you the mew spokes purrsons for Canada......you could be!=^Y^=Ty & the Boyz

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Canada Day!

Derby said...

Oh Canada, I salute our neighbor to the north. Happy Day. Ours comes up on Friday.

Camie's Kitties said...

Happy Canada Day Dragonheart and Merlin (and to your parents too). We hope you had a nice day celebrating with your mom and dad.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Karen Jo said...

Happy Canada Day! The two of you look very dashing in your bandanas. I hope all of you had a very wonderful day celebrating.

Karen Jo said...

I forgot to mention that I have given you an award.

Forty Paws said...

Uh oh. We missed it. Happy Canada Day 1 day late!!!!

Luf, Us

Sunny's Mommy said...

Belated Happy Canada Day :-D

Those are great pictures and you two look wonderful in the kerchief!