Entry from US English dictionary
Former name for July 1, a national holiday observed in Canada to commemorate the formation of the Dominion in 1867. Since 1982, it has been known as Canada Day.
- Canada's most important national holiday is Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) on July 1.
- This date was established by statute as Dominion Day which was changed in 1982 to Canada Day.
- This used to be called Dominion Day when I was growing up.
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Syllabification: Do·min·ion Day
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