Sir John A. Macdonald Day, January 11
Sir John A. Macdonald Day is held every year on January 11. The Right Honourable Sir John A. Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada and one of the architects of Confederation.
Every January 11, Canadians organize activities and events in his honour. Teachers and youth leaders often use this day as an opportunity to teach young people about our first prime minster and the founding of our country.
Sir John A. Macdonald Day was established as an Act, the Sir John A. Macdonald Day and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Day Act, which came into effect in March 2002.
This web page includes links to different organizations that have a wealth of information about Sir John and provide information about Sir John A. Macdonald Day activities. We invite you to visit these sites for ideas on what you can do to celebrate Sir John and learn more about Canada.
About Sir John A. Macdonald
- Explore the new interactive exhibit on Google Cultural Institute
- Personal and Political Life
- Early Life
- The Young Lawyer
- The Young Politician
- Personal Life and Family
- Early Political Career
- The Conferences and Confederation
- Macdonald after Confederation
Bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth
- PM marks bicentennial of Sir John Alexander Macdonald’s birth
- Stephen Harper reflects on Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald
- Royal Canadian Mint: commemorative coin
- Canada Post: commemorative stamp
Follow the steps…
- Bellevue House: Sir John A. Macdonald’s house in Kingston, Ontario
- Sir John A. Macdonald Gravesite National Historic Site of Canada
- Statue of Sir John A on Parliament Hill
- Sir John A. Macdonald: Canada's Patriot Statesman
- Canada’s First Prime Minister
- Canadian Confederation
- Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- The Canadian Encyclopedia
- The Great Enterprise - Fathers of Confederation: Sir John A. Macdonald
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