On July 1, 1867, Canada became a country with the passing of the Constitution Act, 1867, (aka the British North America Act, 1867). Today, Canada Day is celebrated with lots of parades, barbecues, concerts, and fireworks (rather like America’s Independence Day a few days later).
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.”