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5 ways to celebrate Canada Day at home

Canadian pride does not need to be compromised when celebrating at home

Canada Day 2020 will be a unique experience, to say the least. As Covid-19 restrictions continue across the country, Canadians will need to find new ways to celebrate the holiday while still following rules of social distancing. Looking for ideas? Fuzzable has compiled a list of five ways to celebrate Canada Day from the safety of your own home.

Show Your Canadian Pride

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Just because you cannot attend a big Canada Day celebration does mean that you cannot look like you did. This year, keep your Canadian pride alive by getting decked out in red and white clothing. Go big with maple leaf-patterned hats, socks, and temporary tattoos. Nobody can judge you for being to eccentric when you are at home. Feel free to decorate your space as well by hanging a Canadian flag on the door and placing pinwheels in the garden.

Pick Up Canadian Food

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What is Canada Day without eating at least one classic Canadian food? Whether it’s poutine, butter tarts, or something for Tim Hortons, Canada Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in your favourite Canadian treats. Many restaurants and bakeries continue to have food pickup and delivery options in place, so call ahead to order your favourites for an at-home celebration. If Canadian classics are not your style but you still want to take a day off from cooking, look for a local Canadian restaurant to support instead.

Attend a Virtual Celebration

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Although most city’s have had to cancel their regular Canada Day activities, some have chosen to move the festivities online. From Canadian musical performances to activity suggestions to virtual fireworks, individual cities have come up with innovative ways to celebrate Canada Day from home. Check to see if a city near you has planned a virtual Canada Day celebration. If not, tune into a Canada-wide celebration that features Canadian stars such as Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, and Sarah McLachlan.

Improve Your Canadian Knowledge

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Canada Day is not only about the celebrations. It can also be a great time to brush up on your Canadian knowledge. Take some time to learn about the history of Canada, especially the things that may not have been taught in schools. Use the day as an opportunity to reflect on Canada’s relations with Indigenous communities and acknowledge the inequalities that continue to exist. Have a moment to look both externally and internally on how to enact change.

Get Outside

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Many typical Canada Day celebrations take place outside, at places like parks or along closed-off streets. This year, such large public gatherings are not possible, but outdoor-based activities can still take place. Celebrate Canada Day within your own outdoor space, whether it’s a backyard or balcony. Eat outside, having a safe picnic or barbecue within your social bubble. Plug in your speakers and put on a playlist full of Canadian artists to play throughout the day. Once it becomes dark, light sparklers in lieu of fireworks to finish off the festivities.

While Canada Day 2020 will certainly look different, that does not mean that celebrations must be compromised entirely. Will you be celebrating Canada day this year? Tweet us @Fuzzable to let us know your safe celebratory ideas.

Written by Kendra Seguin

Aspiring journalist and Price is Right contestant.

Instagram: @kendraseguin
Nail Art Instagram: @kendranailingit

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