July is a big month for two-thirds of North America. Within just 3 days, The United States and Canada both celebrate their establishment as nations. Canada Day on July 1st and Independence Day on July 4th are celebrated in similar ways, with fireworks, parties, parades, and BBQs. At Morguard, we are proud to operate in both great nations, and we celebrate the amazing histories of both. Let’s look at the background of these important holidays that changed the world.
The United States celebrates July 4th as the birthday of the nation because it is the date the Declaration of Independence was ratified in Congress, signaling the intention of America to break all ties from Great Britain. The Revolutionary War had been raging for nearly a year, and these founding fathers knew that by signing the Declaration, they were risking their lives. In the end, America won the war and became a free nation, something we commemorate every year.
July 1st is a celebration in Canada of the uniting of three provinces into a unified nation within the British Empire. In 1867, the British North America Act united the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, forming one singular land called Canada. This was an important step on the road to becoming a free and independent country. Canada Day, originally known as Dominion Day, is a celebration in observance of that day.
Whichever side of the Canada-US border you reside in, July is a month of great celebrations. We at Morguard hope you enjoy a fun and safe holiday this week. If you would like to learn more about our North American company, head to our website, or find a Morguard community near you.