Sunday, July 02, 2006

Happy Canada Day!

That long [Canadian] frontier from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, guarded only by neighborly respect and honorable obligations, is an example to every country and a pattern for the future of the world. - Winston Churchill

From Wikipedia:

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is Canada's national holiday. It is a federal holiday celebrated on July 1, annually, by all provincial governments and most businesses across Canada.

The holiday itself was formally established by statute in 1879, and was originally called Dominion Day, making reference to the term "dominion," which was first used to describe a political union within the British Empire for Canada, at a time when the British government was hesitant to adopt the name proposed by the Fathers of Confederation: Kingdom of Canada.

The name was changed to Canada Day on 27 October 1982, largely harking of the adoption of the earlier Canada Act 1982.

Notre hymne national
O Canada!Terre de nos aïeux,Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,Il sait porter la croix!Ton histoire est une épopéeDes plus brillants exploits.Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one


Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ Thanks for the info on
Canada Day. Glad you liked the idea of the pasta salad. You can use more chicken and any salad vegies. I think
that Capsicums are called Bell Peppers
in the U.S. Have a great weekend
Take care, Merle.

July 01, 2006 2:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you Raggedy! We are having a big BBQ later and heading off to the fireworks tonight!

July 01, 2006 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, I didn't even know it was Canada Day! Better go off and wish my Canadian blogger friends "Happy Day"!

July 01, 2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger poopie said...

Canada is lookin' better and better to me these days!

July 01, 2006 3:07 PM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Raggedy ~ Thanks for sharing the Canada Day stuff. Amazing how close to OUR 4th. of July it is huh? I wonder if that was intentional way back in 1879? ~ jb///

July 01, 2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

Very nice of you to celebrate with our neighbors to the north! Have a great day - all of you!

July 01, 2006 4:57 PM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Canada can be proud of you, too, Raggedy. Nice stroke.

July 01, 2006 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Raggedy. I so love this country.

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July.

July 01, 2006 10:25 PM  
Blogger cube said...

I live and learn. Thanks for the info on our friends to the north.

July 01, 2006 10:40 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thanks for the Canada info Raggedy! One day I'd love to visit Canada.

July 01, 2006 10:53 PM  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Thanks for sharing the info on Canada Day.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and that the upcoming week is looking to be great.
Take care, Meow

July 02, 2006 11:07 PM  
Blogger Trucker Bob said...

Wow! Sounds like a neat place. Eh?

July 03, 2006 5:14 PM  

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