Dominion Day

Dominion Day was a day commemorating the granting of dominion status in certain countries. It was an official public holiday in Canada from 1879 to 1982, where it was celebrated on 1 July. That date is now known as Canada Day. There was also a Dominion Day public holiday in the Dominion of Newfoundland from 1907 to 1949, celebrated on 26 September.


Crowds on Parliament Hill, Ottawa celebrate Dominion Day, 1927, the 60th jubilee of Canadian confederation

Dominion Day was the name of the holiday commemorating the formation of Canada as a Dominion on 1 July 1867. It became an official public holiday in 1879.[1] The holiday was renamed to Canada Day by Act of Parliament on 27 October 1982.