Written by: Katherine Nocera
Hello everyone! As all of you know, Canada day is fast approaching. It’s around this time of year where you begin to make plans with family and friends to celebrate this special day. If you’re like me though, you may be still scrambling for last minute plans. The question is: what should a Canadian do on Canada day to display their patriotism to Canada? Lucky for you, I’ve compiled a list of fun activities and ways to show your Canadian spirit in order to make this Canada Day one to remember!
#1 Dress up patriotically.
Something as easy as buying or making a Canada Day outfit can express your appreciation for your country. Plus, you can have a lot of fun trying to look the most patriotic as possible using the colours red and white! Have someone paint a Canadian flag on your cheek or, if you’re feeling brave, try painting the flag on your nails. Even wearing matching Canada Day outfits with your friends can be a fun memory to look back on!
#2 Make crafts for Canada Day.
If you’re getting together with family that have younger children, it’s an ideal time to make arts and crafts together to celebrate this day. Some suggestions include: printing out fun Canadian themed colouring pages or even something as simple as making construction paper flags.
#3 Set off fireworks or attend a fireworks show provided by the city at night.
This is probably the most common way to celebrate Canada Day but it is in no way less fun! Either buy a bunch of fireworks or set them off (safely!) in your backyard or attend a firework display around your area. Check the information site of your city or municipality for details! If you live in Oshawa, this website should meet all your Canada Day needs! http://www.oshawa.ca/things-to-do/canada-day.asp
#4 Plan a “Daycation”.
July 1st is a great day to explore nearby towns and cities as various communities come together to celebrate Canada’s birthday! On that day you could jump in the car, drive for a couple hours, and head out for a day of fun. A “daycation” is much more affordable then a full-fledged vacation and is a great way to spend quality time with family and friends.
All in all, I hope you’ve enjoyed my quick list of ideas and ways to celebrate Canada Day. They may not be big and extravagant but they are nonetheless fun ways to show appreciate to our country!