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June 30th, 2007

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10:59 pm - Canada Day fireworks show~
Canada Day's tomorrow, or more accurately in about an hour, and over on Parliament Hill the fireworks have started already (actually they just finished XDD).  Unfortunately I only managed to take 2 crappy photos of the fireworks before they ended (forgot to take photos at the beginning ^^;;).  Firworks are hard to take photos of since I can't put the flash on and without it the night-time lighting isn't that great, but anyway, these were taken from my window (click on thumbnails for full size):


There's another show tomorrow night, I'll try to remember to get more photos.  PARTY TIME IN OTTAWA!!! 


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Date:July 1st, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
The pics are very pretty...unfortunately, no fireworks in MTl tonight (well...you know, it's Quebec), but I am looking gorward to the international fireworks festival starting back up on Wednesday. Enjoy the show lol-James
Date:July 2nd, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
Forgive my ignorance, but Canada day is celebrating Canada's independence, right??
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Date:July 2nd, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
I actually had to wikipedia search this but apparently Canada Day is to celebrate the day that Canada became a "dominion" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_day). Even today, unlike the USA, Canada's not completely independent of Britain as we still pay respects to the queen on certain official events (especially politically) and she still has a representative here in Canada in the form of our governor general
Date:July 2nd, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
Ahh yes, Australia has the same setup- the Queen is our head of state and a Governor-General represents her (Governor for each state as well)

Of course, the difference being that Australia day is on the landing of the first fleet, not Australia's independence- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Day but, I would feel ripped off if it was on that day, since it's already a public holiday (Jan 1st)

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