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Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation

New Year's Eve 2017 in Canada marked the beginning of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of establishing the state as we know it today. In the 19 urban centers midnight was officially promoted as the start of the event, which will take place throughout the year at all levels, from local to federal. Entering the year of the great anniversary was accompanied by fireworks, concerts and numerous fun activities in town squares across the country.

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The Parliament Hill New Year’s Eve celebration, broadcast live on CBC, included a re-enactment of the introduction of the Centennial Flame, first lit by prime minister Lester B. Pearson to mark the country’s 100th anniversary in 1967.

Canada 150, Centennial flame, Otawa

During the year it numerous events and manifestations will be organized - 15 February - Flag Day, June 21 - Day of First Nation, June 24 - Day of Francophone Canadians and Quebec's national holiday, June 27 - Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and, of course, July 1 - Canada Day, which will this year capital to be celebrated for seven days, and many more.

Canadian games will be held in Winnipeg from July 28 to August 13 in 16 sports disciplines, and shall be accompanied by more than 250 events and major cultural festival. Canadian Games were first held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Confederation in 1967 and this year mark 50 years of existence.

The Government of Canada invited all citizens, institutions and organizations to engage with their proposals and to organize celebrations in their communities.

To recall, 150 years of Confederation marks the point when, on July 1st, 1867, Canada Dominion was created. Its members were today's Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Dominion Canada was under the British crown, stated in British North America Act, which united the colonies Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Here is the explanation for the logo that you'll be seeing a lot this year. It is a stylized maple leaf, composed of a series of diamonds. Four bottom represent four provinces that were primary involved in the Confederacy, and the rest arise from bases, in nine additional counts, which together mark the 13 Canadian provinces and territories.

Canada 150

Canada 150

Canada 150

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