Canada Day

01 Jul 2020  Wed

July 1 is a very important holiday for Canadians as it is often regarded as Canada's birthday. Canada Day celebrates the enactment of the British North America Act of 1867 that united three separate British colonies into a single country called Canada. This holiday was originally called Dominion Day, but it was renamed in 1982 when the Canada Act was passed. The holiday is celebrated nationwide and by the Canadians living in other countries.

In the year 2017, Canada issues commemorative 10 Canadian Dollars banknote to celebrate "Canada's 150th Anniversary". The note is designed to showcase Canada’s history, land, and culture. The Bank of Canada called attention to the note’s intricate design and unique qualities.

For the first time, four people are depicted on the face of a Canadian note: Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail, and James Gladstone. Their busts are shown in front of Parliament’s Hall of Honour, to symbolize that Canada has been shaped by the vision, courage, and effort of people of different backgrounds.

The back shows five different landscapes from various regions, meant to illustrate Canada’s natural beauty and unique scenery: the Lions/Twin Sisters of Western Canada, a wheat field of the Prairie Provinces, the Canadian Shield representing central Canada, Cape Bonavista in eastern Canada, and the Northern Lights in northern Canada.

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