What are the differences between Canada Day and Independence Day?
This week we have been speaking a lot about Canada day and Independence Day (celebrating too)…But what do you really know about these two festivities? Are there any differences between them?
The answer is yes, definitely.
Canada and United States got their independence from Great Britain in different ways.
Canada signed the British North America Act in a peaceful way in 1st July of 1867 and has good relations with Great Britain.
On the contrary United States was waging a war against Britain. After three years fighting Spanish and French people helped them and made possible that finally George Washington, won the battle. This situation was born because American people didn´t have any representation in British Parliament and it was also source of conflict that American colonists were paying high taxes to pay Britain´s debts. Two years later after finished the war, the 4th of July in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was made.
Before they got their independence, Canada was the joining of colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada.
The way of celebrating is quite similar in both of them. There are usually lots of outdoor public events, like parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, air and maritime shows and of course fireworks. It is usually normal to see flags everywhere too.
All the PR team is quite sure about the last one! We want to say thank you Zipcar, because you made possible we saw them both!