JULY 2014

On the first day of July 2014, all Canadians celebrate Canada Day.


Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.[1][2][3] Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as among Canadians internationally.

Three (3) days later, on the Fourth of July, the United States of America has a national holiday for Independence Day since July 4, 1776.

Cantigny Park in Wheaton is celebrating Independence Day with kids who enjoy the inflatables and painting a 20-foot mural and can sign the Declaration of Independence. On this occasion, the Revolutionary War re-enactors will fire a real cannon and supervise 18th century games. These festivities include a magic show and performance by The U.S. Navy Band of the Great Lakes Naval Base. The Cantigny Museum is open to the public from Noon to 4 p.m. For additional information, visit www.cantigny.org

The French also celebrate Independence Day known as Bastille Day or in French la Fête de la Bastille on Monday, July 14th. French-speakers around the world have a national holiday on this occasion. The Groupe Professionel Francophone is hosting Bastille Day at the Daley Center Plaza on Monday, July 14th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Chicago Downtown.

Nathan Scott Wittler Patriquin was born on July 15, 1958, a day after Bastille Day which might explain why he pretends to speak French so well, after he lived in Paris, France and his Armenian god-parents and family friends always remember to celebrate his 56th birthday anniversary in the year 2014.

Saint Ita Catholic Church community always has the Tastes of Summer International Food Festival on the third Sunday, this year is scheduled for July 20th.

On July 25th, the City of Santiago de Cuba has the Carnival along with its 500th Anniversary in 2014. Cuba is celebrating its national holiday on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Other family relatives also have another birthday anniversary in July. My Aunt Xiomara has her 66th birthday anniversary on July 28th, on the same day as my Cousin Ileana.

The month of July is full of festivities, celebrations, and national holidays for everyone.