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celebrating Canada DayEach year on July 1st. Canada celebrates the establishment of separate government and the historic beginning of Home Rule for Canada.

Governed directly from the UK for centuries, Canada (in its own indomitable fashion) quietly and patiently gained full independence from Great Britain over the years -- as it grew from British colony, to member of the commonwealth, to full legislative independence in 1982.

Today, Canada Day is a proud day for all Canadians. More importantly's a great reason to party!

This year, Canada Day falls on Saturday, July 1, 2017 for an extended weekend of celebrations.

Canada Day party ideas

Canada Flag Cake
How to Make a
Canada Flag Cake

Just remember to send out invitations weeks in advance so guests can plan to be at your place for the big day. Purchase store-bought invitations or make them yourself with Canada Day clipart. Invitation wording might read "Come and play as we party on Canada Day!" or how about "On Canada Day it's fun, food and fireworks!"

Decorate with lots of red and white balloons and streamers, and use red and white carnations for table centerpieces. Plan on house party or a backyard barbecue and have plenty of finger foods and drinks on hand so guests can mingle as they party hearty! Keep kids entertained with Canada Day crafts they can make themselves and bring home for a day they will always remember.

For dessert, there's nothing better than celebrating with a homemade Canada Day Flag Cake that's as easy to make as it is delicious. For entertainment, don't forget to have a playlist of pop songs and patriot tunes in honor of the day. And, for the big finale why not have your guests participate in a rousing chorus of all four verses of O Canada!?

Have fun!


also see in Holidays -> 4th of July | Bastille Day

More about Canada Day around the Web:

Theme party: Proud to be Canadian - Check out more complete party ideas including invitations, decorating, food, drinks and menu planning, and suggested party activities.

Celebrate Canada Day In Toronto - Fireworks, music and a long list of special events are planned to mark the Canada Day festivities in Toronto. Add a virtual tour of the city and you have several excellent reasons to surf over to this site.

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