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Dominion Day or Canada Day

The July Independence Days

We have created a page on our website especially for the North American Independence days at the start of July,

Whilst the 4th of July is universally recognised as American Independence Day, there was a little more confusion regarding the 1st of July celebrations for Canada.

We had to decide whether to call it the official name, which was changed in 1982 to Canada Day or the old name which was Dominion Day. We trust we have not offended anyone with our selection of Dominion Day, which just made greater historical sense.

Dominion Day was first proclaimed a holiday in 1879 by Governor General Lord Monck “Dominion from sea unto sea.” We just thought it would be like somebody renaming St Patrick's Day, Ireland Day or St Georges Day, England Day.

Having said that the final decision on what to name it lay with our mother. Since she was the only one amongst us to have actually lived in Canada, we bowed to her first hand experience. She preferred Dominion Day, but if our Canadian customers prefer the new Canada Day title, then we'll be happy to change it.

Finally time to tell you about the products. Canadian Wine from British Colombia and Napa Valley wine from the United States will replace the existing wines in a selection of our gift baskets. The Baskets themselves will be adorned in either red and white ribbons for Canada or red wine and blue ribbons for Independence Day. However, we really want to hear from our customers. Do you want little national flags of the US and Canada to adorn your Gift Baskets or do you send cakes as celebration gifts?

Just let us know on our create your own page and we'll get straight back to you.

So to all our customers, we hope you have a Happy Dominion Day or a Great Independence Day.


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