Canada Day 2002 Google Doodle

Canada Day is also known as Fete du Canada in French is a National Day of Canada. Canada Day was Known as Dominion Day in past. This Federal Statutory Day is celebrating as the anniversary of British North America Act on July 1, 1867.

Canada Day 2002 Google Doodle
Canada Day 2002 (July 1, 2002)

Canada Day 2002 Google Doodle is simple. The doodle contains the National flag of Canada which is hosted on the alphabet ‘l’ of Google logo. As like any other National Day Canadian National Day is also celebrated with official events like parades, air and maritime shows and carnivals etc.

British North America Act, 1867 is now known as Constitution Act, 1867. During the ruling time of Great Britain, the Constitution Act, 1867 3 separated colonies under British Empire was united to form a single nation called Canada. The Canada Day was earlier called as Dominion Day and the name changed on 1982, when the Canada Act was passed.

After this Canada as a whole become a kingdom, but British parliament allowed limited control over political new country. It continues until 1982 until the last vestiges were surrendered and Constitution Act unifies all the colonies. So it is called as the ‘Canada’s birthday’. According to Federal holiday Act Canada Day comes in July 1. But when July 1 is Sunday then the 2ndJuly is celebrated as statutory holiday. But the events of celebration start on July 1 even though it is not a holiday legally. If National Day falls on Saturday then the day and the upcoming Monday will declare as a holiday.

Canada Day
Children watching Canada Day parade in Montreal
[ Image Credit: Martin C. Barry (Marty555) ]
Canada Day celebration consists of firework displays, barbecues and musical ceremonies. Also on this special day there will be citizenship ceremonies for the new citizens. Large concerts and cultural displays are organized in national capital Ottawa, Ontario.

All citizens will have pride and affection towards their nation. The National Day or some countries it is known as Independence Day is an occasion to celebrate and commemorate the journey towards freedom.