State funerals and national commemorative ceremonies

State funerals and national commemorative ceremonies are public events that are typically held to honour special Canadians, members of the royal family and citizens from another country who have had an impact on Canada.

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About state funerals and national commemorative ceremonies

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Past state funerals and national commemorative ceremonies

Become acquainted with state funerals and national commemorative ceremonies held in Canada since 1868.

Protocol for events and ceremonies

Learn the protocol for special events and ceremonies in Canada, including honours and salutes, dress, and styles of address.

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