}; var fbl_interval = window.setInterval(function(){ First Nations communities have been living in the land that is now called Canada for thousands of years, while the land itself is billions of years old.Gabby from She Blogs Canada comments on the significance this l… It is celebrated on July 1, except in the years when it falls on a Sunday - it is then officially on July 2. A statutory holiday (also known as "stats"or "general"or "public"holiday) in Canada is legislated either through the federal, or a provincial or territorial government.