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Oh. Pryvit, didn't hear you come in..

How do you celebrate Independence Day in your country?

....that's a very good question.

You see, all nations of the world of course celebrate America's Independence Day. Because of course, everyone knows that everyone in the world celebrates the some holidays as the Americans. Oh Christmas time in Israel, what fun times they have.

Now, here in Canada we celebrate the American Independence day by dressing in red and weeping for extended periods of time. This is to signify our link to the former British Empire. Which we were still a part of at the time.

After that we go to the border and throw snowballs at all the Americans who try to cross. This is our way of remembering the Invasion of Canada in 1775, when you lovely people tried to take our land as well. Ahaha, weren't those good times.

And then finally. We create elaborate models of the white house that we then burn while singing French-Canadian battle hymms.. It really is a stirring sight.

I'm that girl with the glasses saying, there's no such thing as a stupid question until you ask it."

[In all seriousness, really? Worst worded question ever. And for the record I didn't do much for Canada day. Hung out with parents and went out for supper.]


Jul. 4th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
...OK, actual question here. How DO Canadians celebrate Canada Day? Are there traditions? I saw two people waving Canadian flags in the (American) library where I work, but I don't even know if that is a thing that Canadians do.
Jul. 4th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
Well it depends on what part of Canada you're in. In Halifax we have fireworks at night. Concerts down by the harbour and people dress in red and white. There's usually food being sold down be the harbour as well. People put up flags and hang out.

My family listens to Stompen Tom Music like this people tend to listen to more Canadian music, or watch Canadians shows. When I was in the Yukon YEARS, ago. There was a fair/fun day sort of thing.

Here's a website on some of the stuff. Basically it's just a day for everyone to say they're proud to be Canadian.

And it's also a day of remembrance as July 1 is Memorial Day in Newfoundland. It marks the anniversary of the First World War battle at Beaumont Hamel when the Royal Newfoundland Regiment was nearly wiped out. Sadly most of Canada forgets that.

So yeah, happy sad. We do lots things on Canada day.

Edited at 2011-07-04 07:37 pm (UTC)