Canada Day is Canada's national public holiday. It is a national holiday since 1867 when a federal statutory holiday was created by the passing of the Canada Water Act. On this day, all Canadians are granted the right to celebrate the achievements and contributions of their country's first settlers. Also, all people living in Canada are granted the right to use the Canadian flag for advertising and government activities. This holiday is considered one of Canada's national holidays because of its long-standing associations with the history and past of this country. On this day, in addition to all the traditional national events, there are also many more festivals and programs that are organized to raise funds and promote Canadian culture and economy.