It’s birthday week in North America.
Canada Day, celebrating the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, will be observed by Canadians around the world on Wednesday, July 1. And on Saturday, July 4, Americans celebrate the Declaration of Independence issued in 1776 which led to the separation of the original 13 American colonies from England.
Canada Day was known as Dominion Day until it was renamed in 1982. The Constitution Act, originally known as the British North America Act, united Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. The Province of Canada was split into Ontario and Quebec in the process.
Canada became a kingdom in its own right on July 1, 1867, though the British parliament and cabinet kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982 when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution.
Most communities across the United States and Canada will celebrate the national birthdays with public events such as parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, air and maritime shows, fireworks, and free musical concerts.
Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food and beautiful cultural displays at the 46th annual Folklorama in Winnipeg this August. Folkorama is the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world.
The Folklorama Experience
Expect to taste delicious, authentic food and exotic beverages, meet friendly ambassadors dressed in traditional cultural attire and experience dynamic performances – all while learning about cultures and countries from around the world.
Tips for First-timers
Many visitors to the Festival plan to visit three pavilions in an evening and at least three to six pavilions in each week of the two-week festival. Bring an appetite and try an appetizer at the first pavilion, dinner at the second and a dessert at your last stop of the night
How Folklorama Works
Folklorama is a two-week multicultural festival featuring more than 40 pavilions during the first two weeks of every August. Half of the Festival’s pavilions operate in Week 1 of the festival and the other half operate in Week 2. The Folklorama Travel Guide is your most important festival planning tool. Printed copies of the Travel Guide are available at Manitoba Liquor Marts, Cambrian Credit Union branches, Vickar Automotive Group dealerships, 7-Eleven locations, leading Manitoba hotels and attractions, as well as the Folklorama office. The festival takes place during evenings, though there are some afternoon shows on the weekends. All show times are listed in the Travel Guide. A fold-out map in the center of the Folklorama Travel Guide displays the locations of pavilions across Winnipeg.
It takes 20,000 visitors to serve the roughly 400,000 people who attend this annual festival. Tour groups from across Canada and the United States, as well as from a many other nations descend on Winnepeg each year to take part in the events. August is a comfortable time to visit Winnepeg with average daily high temperatures in August ranging from 74 to 80 degrees, while lows range from 56 to 62 degrees.
Dino’s Storage is proud to operate a self-storage facility in Winnepeg and to be a part of such a vibrant, friendly community.
You can learn more about the festival on the web at www.folkorama.ca