Canada Day is the country's favorite holiday. It celebrates the day it gained independence back in 1867. During this day people like to purchase a miniature flag of the country. There are also many events that both adults and children enjoy. In the capital there is a big parade which starts at 9 AM, takes a one hour break for lunch, and continues throughout the day until 7 PM. In the evening there is also an event at a local bar which is only for people who are 19 and above as there is alcohol involved.