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Chris Hadfield and his brother celebrate all the things they love aboot Canada

The Hadfields are celebrating Canada Day in style—a very polite style.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Jul 1, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 1:02 am CDT

The Hadfields want to help you celebrate Canada Day in style—a very polite style.

For those unaware, July 1 marks Canada Day, the celebration of Canada becoming its own country within the British Empire, and in honor of the country’s 147th birthday, Cmdr. Chris Hadfield and his brother David decided to mark it in one of the many ways they could: with song.

“A polite song from two brothers who are just hoping your day is okay,” the description reads.

Their goal was to come up with the “most Canadian music video ever,” filled with five minutes of Canadian stereotypes and staples along with a rare glimpse into the lives of the Hadfields (and not just Chris’s Internet presence).

Plenty of the references fly over this American’s head, but darn it if it’s still not the most pleasant-sounding song I’ve heard today.

Photo via Chris Hadfield/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 1, 2014, 1:50 pm CDT