Canada Day or Fête du Canada is the national day that celebrates Canada; it is a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1,1867, enactment of the British North America Act of 1867 (Today, it is called the Constitution Act, 1867). This Act united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. Originally called Dominion Day or Le Jour de la Confédération, the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as among Canadians internationally. (Wikipedia) Happy Canada Day!