By Mathew Hayday,Raymond B. Blake

ISBN-10: 1442627131

ISBN-13: 9781442627130

ISBN-10: 1442649801

ISBN-13: 9781442649804

Holidays are a key to supporting us comprehend the transformation of nationwide, nearby, group and ethnic identities. In Celebrating Canada, Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake situate Canada in a world context as they study the historical past and evolution of our nationwide and provincial vacation trips and annual celebrations.

The contributors to this quantity research such vacations as Dominion Day, Victoria Day, Quebec’s Fête Nationale and Canadian Thanksgiving, between many others. additionally they study how Canadians have a good time the nationwide days of other countries (like the Fourth of July) and the way Dominion Day used to be saw within the uk. Drawing seriously on fundamental resource examine, and theories of nationalism, identities and invented traditions, the essays in this collection deepen our knowing of ways those vacations have inspired the evolution of Canadian identities.

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