Commemorations

Learn more about initiatives of national significance that commemorate important aspects of Canada’s history and celebrate their anniversaries.

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Anniversaries of significance in 2017

In 2017, Canadians are invited to commemorate and celebrate historical figures, places, events, and accomplishments of national significance.

Commemorative and awareness days

Find information on commemorative and awareness days, weeks and months celebrated across the country.

State funerals and national commemorative ceremonies

Get information about current and past state funerals and national commemorative ceremonies and learn all the details of how state funerals are held in Canada.

World War commemorations

During the World Wars commemoration period (2014-2020), Canada is proudly recognizing those who bravely served and sacrificed on our behalf.

Public art and monuments

Take a walk through Canada’s Capital Region and immerse yourself in the commemorative monuments and public art that reflect and celebrate our country and our people.

Funding

Get funding in support of national celebrations, commemorative events and anniversaries.

Half-masting the National Flag of Canada

See how the National Flag is half-masted, rules and situations for half-masting as well as notifications.

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