July 1 isn't really much to celebrate in the US (except maybe today, when Seattle is supposed to reach record-breaking high temperatures), but our neighbors to the North are enjoying a lovely day off, because it is a holiday. It's Canada Day!
Canada Day is also colloquially known as "Canada's birthday." Here in the States, it's really more of a day to brush up on your Canadian knowledge, while looking and photos of famous people.
Happy birthday, Canada.