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Rwandan Independence Day/Canada Day

July 1 is observed every year in Rwanda as the day the country gained independence from Belgian colonial rule in 1962. July 1 is also Canada Day, the anniversary of Canadian Confederation, which occurred on July 1, 1867.

To celebrate the Rwandan/Canadian connection, I hope you enjoy this video of Rwandan-born Canadian performer Shad. (Notice the ketchup chips at the start – a very Canadian thing.)


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