Nova Scotians enjoyed a warm and sunny Canada Day Friday to celebrate the country’s 155th anniversary. It was the first time in three years that the city was able to hold a Canada Day celebration as a result of the lifting of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Photojournalist Eric Wynne captured the celebrations in Halifax, including a Mi’kmaw gathering on the Commons and the Nova Scotia International Tattoo parade. We’ve also added a few social media posts.
Mi’kmaq Elder Joe Francis holds court as he answers questions at one of two TeePees in the Halifax Common during Canada Day’s Mawio’mi On The Commons.
— Adam Palmer (@ChiefPalmer) July 1, 2022
The National Band of the Naval Reserve heads south on Brunswick Street as they march in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Canada Day Parade.
— the ikebana store (@theikebanashop) July 1, 2022
A dancer performs Kojua, a traditional Mi’kmaq shuffle dance, during Mawio’mi at the Commons on Canada Day.
One girl doesn’t seem to like the noise of the bands taking part in the Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo Canada Day Parade in Halifax.
🍁 From Nova Scotia to our neighbors across the country: Happy Canada Day!
— Nova Scotia Gov. (@nsgov) July 1, 2022
The Jordanian Armed Forces Band takes part in the Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo Canada Day Parade in Halifax on Friday.
— Halifax Military Heritage (@HfxMilitaryPres) July 1, 2022
A puppy looking muscular in his Canada Day scarf makes friends during celebrations at Mawio’mi on the Commons.
Canada Day is back in full swing #halifax† Photos of some of the events I attended today:
🧡🪶 Mawio’mi on the House of Commons
⛲️🌷 Public Gardens Walkabout
🇮🇳🇨🇦 Indo-Canadian Celebration
✋👩⚖️ Citizenship Ceremony
Happy Canada Day, everyone! pic.twitter.com/XG1SejUoUa
— Andy Fillmore, MP (@AndyFillmoreHFX) July 1, 2022
The public enjoys pleasant weather on Canada Day in Halifax during the country’s first public celebration of the country’s anniversary in three years.
— Katie Enman (@katie_enman) July 1, 2022