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Canada's embassy closed on country's holiday

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Published on Monday, July 1, 2024
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The celebration of Canada Day is a federal holiday on the anniversary of the Canadian Confederation which occurred on July 1, 1867.

The Canada Embassy and Consular Section will remain closed on Monday in observance of this holiday. The diplomatic headquarters will reopen to the public on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In 1867, the Constitution Act declared three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

Canadian expats living abroad are invited to join the celebration activities in a live broadcast on Monday, to be streamed by the Canadian Heritage Org., a portfolio organization that plays a vital role in Canadians' cultural, civic and economic life.

"On July 1, get caught up in the excitement and energy of the Canada Day celebrations in Canada’s Capital Region! Whether with family or friends, take part in this free event that showcases our country’s diversity, music and culture," said the organization in its statement.

The Daytime Ceremony, from noon to 1 p.m. ET, kicks off the national celebrations with a look at the country's past, present and future. It underlines important anniversaries and themes while recognizing the diversity of the country. The show includes the Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial Flypast Show.

The ceremony will be streamed live on CBC Television, ICI Télé, ICI RDI, CBC Gem, ICI TOU.TV (French only) and (French only) beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Then, the Evening Show will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET
. The event from Canada's capital is a 2-hour free concert that unites music shows across the country including performances of rock, pop, hip-hop and folk music.

The program will be broadcast live on CBC Television, ICI Télé, CBC Gem, ICI TOU.TV (French only) and (French only) beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

The celebrations will end on a high note with a Canada Day Fireworks Show beginning at 10 p.m. ET. It will be live-streamed on the Canadian Heritage YouTube channel, CBC News Network, and ICI RDI.

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