Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy 4th of July, Eh?

It is becoming more common each year for Canada and America to celebrate this time together. Canada celebrates Canada Day every July 1st and American celebrates Independence Day every July 4th. Canada's holiday marks Confederation - the day in 1867 when we became a country. America's holiday marks its independence from Great Britain in 1776.

The shared celebration is made easy by our shared border. Border towns like Windsor, Ontario and Detroit Michigan "do it up right". The Freedom Festival was founded in 1958 to celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day and has been a joy to people on both sides of the river. It is the largest international fireworks show of its kind. This year the event was held on June 25th.

The 54th Annual Target Fireworks were viewed by two nations last night on what was a perfect night for any event. 
Windsor’s waterfront was packed from Huron Church Road all the way down to Pillette and beyond as families looked for the perfect spot to enjoy the light show. And it’s not just locals that choose to view from the Windsor side; each year many Americans cross the border to see the fireworks from Windsor and enjoy the extra events going on like Summerfest. Our

This is a good video of this year's fireworks show courtesy of WDIV Channel 4 Detroit. What ever you do for your celebration I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday - and that includes the furry family members!

And another blog hop from My Dogs Love Me


  1. That's cool that our countries cheer each other on and celebrate together. We live in Seattle but I don't know of any joint festivals between Washington and BC. Happy Canada Day and Happy Wordless Wednesday.

  2. Thanks Jessica and Happy 4th to you!