Canada Day Memes & Tweets To Celebrate Hockey, Maple Syrup, And, Um, Justin Trudeau

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It's not July 4 yet, but someone's already waving flags — only, they're not stars and stripes. That's because July 1 is Canada Day, and the internet is exploding with Canada Day memes and tweets so that everyone can join in the celebration, whether they happen to be in the Great White North or not.

Canada Day celebrates the day the country became a nation in 1867, when the three provinces of Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada province were merged into one by the Constitution Act. Becoming a nation did not actually mean that Canada gained independence from the British Empire, which it technically did not receive until 1982. And while Canada is now an independent country, Queen Elizabeth is still Canada's monarch and symbolic head of state.

Nowadays, Canada Day celebrations take many forms, but a few things you can expect to see is blinding red and white, a lot of mounties, and plenty people singing "O Canada." And why wouldn't they? There's a lot to appreciate about Canada, and it goes way beyond just Justin Trudeau — and his stellar taste in socks. Don't take it from me, though. Here are some of the finest Twitter celebrations of Canada Day for you to enjoy.

1. "Canada Bae" Has Such A Great Ring To It

Josh Billinson on Twitter

Those eyes. That hair. That tan. OK, I'm done.

2. Let's Listen To His Ideas, Too

Justin Trudeau on Twitter

Clearly, Canada's Prime Minister is more than just a pretty face.

3. A Canadian Symbol Collage

Cause We're Canadian on Twitter

Winter sports and northern wildlife, what's not to like?

4. There Are Many Ways To Make A Maple Leaf

Zahra Premji on Twitter

Well done, Winnipeg.

5. Well, You Don't Want To Offend Anyone

Scott Rüegg on Twitter

Ahh, that Canadian politeness.

6. Those Mountains, Though

Dan Chen on Twitter

And that water. Can that seriously be a real place?

7. If You Don't Know Tim Hortons, Well, You Should

Tommy Campbell on Twitter

Tim Hortons is about coffee and donuts — but it's also a key part of Canadian identity. Like, for real.

8. When You're Ready To Get The Shivers, Watch This

The National on Twitter

Really, is there anything more heartwarming than hundreds of people expressing love for the same country in all of their different languages?

9. "Cold" Is Just A State Of Mind

Magnus Lewis on Twitter

"Comfortable in cold weather" is an understatement.

10. Could There Possibly Be A More Canadian Picture?

Janette Scott 🇨🇦 on Twitter

So many mounties and evergreens, with a giant Canadian flag. Touche.

11. Just ... A Mountie Holding A Beaver.

Breaking News on Twitter

How else would you celebrate your national day?

12. You Just ... Need To See This

Penn Biden Center on Twitter

Can you imagine a more endearing pair than Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden?

13. Cats In Bowties? Yes Please.

Cabinet Office on Twitter

In case you weren't aware, a number of British government office have official office cats. Here are just a few of them with Canada Day bowties, because why not?

14. And Here's A Polar Bear For Good Measure

Lonely Planet on Twitter

Bears, and bears, and bears, oh my!

15. Robin Williams Put It Well

🇨🇦Robbie Y🇨🇦 on Twitter

Robin Williams wasn't one of the many Canadian celebrities, but he sure understood the country's position.

16. So Canada Is Neville?

Charles Clymer🏳️‍🌈 on Twitter

I can see that.

17. I Would Have Believed This

22Minutes on Twitter

You have apple pie on July 4, and maple syrup on July 1. Why not?

18. There Had To Be Something Hockey-Related In Here

San Jose Sharks on Twitter

Nicely assembled, San Jose Sharks.

19. And Now, Dachshunds In Costumes

Crusoe Dachshund on Twitter

Dachshunds in costume for Canada, of course.

20. Such Perfect Prancing

CBC Ottawa on Twitter

Is it just me, or do mounties on prancing horses make it seem like everything is all right with the world?

21. Now, Let's Zoom Out

Scott Kelly on Twitter

Canada has some awesome astronauts, and Scott Kelly is not one of them — but he sure does know how to celebrate Canada Day.

So now you know some of your options for July 1, otherwise known as Canada Day — go lace up your hockey skates, liberally pour maple syrup on your pancakes, deck yourself out in a thousand red maple leaves, or honor Canada's multicultural heritage. O Canada, there's an awful lot about you to celebrate.