Canada had a birthday yesterday.
Canada wasn’t really “born” on July 1, but the holiday celebrates the events that took place on this day. On July 1, 1867, the British North American Act created the Canadian federal government. This act stated that Canada would become an independent dominion (territory) of England, which is why Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day. In 1982, the name, Dominion Day changed to Canada Day after a vote in Parliament.
The Canadian Coat of Arms has a motto on it: A Mari usque ad Mare — this means, “from sea to sea.” The motto is based on a bible verse: He shall have dominion from sea to sea and from the river unto the ends of the earth (Psalm 72:8)
I didn’t know that our nation anthem had four verses – it’s part prayer.