(Expo) 67

How does a country celebrate its 100th birthday?

It has a very big birthday party and hosts an international exposition. That’s what Canada did with Expo 67 which had over 50 million visitors (10+7) to Montreal, Quebec from April 28 to October 27, 1967.

“The Theme of Expo 67 was inspired by the philosophy of French airman and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as developed in a book widely read across the world of which the English title is – Man and his World. A group of distinguished Canadian scholars and scientists brought the concept into relationship with plans for the exhibition at a conference in the spring of 1963. The International Bureau of Exhibitions enthusiastically approved the title Man and his World. Thus the pattern was set for Expo 67. Every pavilion, in its fashion, relates its presentation to the overall concept of Man and his ideological, cultural and scientific relationship to his environment.”

As part of the thematic pavilions about Man, they were specific ones for Man the Explorer [of planets (10+12), oceans (10+6) and health (10-6)], Man the Producer (10+7) and his resources, Man the Creator (10+2) in the arts, Man in the Community (10+3) and Man the Provider (10+2).

Nations that joined the celebration of Canada with dramatic international pavilions included Africa, Algeria, Arab Nations, Atlantic Provinces, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Burma, Canada, Ceylon, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guyana/Barbados, Haiti, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Republic of China, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United States, U.S.S.R., Venezuela, Yugoslavia, and Yukon.

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