it’s canada day so holler

o canadaHappy Canada Day! Way back on this day in 1867—140 years ago, and a mere four years after Bahá’u’lláh’s historic Declaration of His mission in the garden of Ridván—the nation of Canada was brought into being. To celebrate, here’s a little flashback for you all.

Where was I on Canada Day…

patriotic dog / chien patriotiqueOn a related note, I saw the renowned Abha Voices perform on Friday, and they put on quite the show, performing several numbers from their repertoire, all based on the Baha’i Writings. It was incongruous—yet immensely refreshing!—to hear the following words sung on this otherwise nationalistic occasion: “Let not a man glory in this, that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind.”

Update (2007-07-02): the photos from canada day 2007 are gradually going up on flickr; check ’em out and keep your eyes open for more. more photos are available on Facebook, including chronicles of the visit of a group of Baha’i Youth from Montreal’s West Island!

2 thoughts on “it’s canada day so holler

  1. Beautiful quote for a day like that! Also, I saw Michael Moore’s new film, Sicko, yesterday, about the deeply-flawed US medical system, and it featured, at some length, Canada’s socialized system. I must say, I was absolutely inspired by the concern for community and for our fellow man that this policy reflects. It kind of made me want to move to Canada! 🙂

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