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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is the first day of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar used in Canada and many other countries.
Monday January 1 National holiday
Day After New Year’s Day
The day after New Year’s Day is an annual holiday for many citizens in Quebec, Canada, on January 2.
Tuesday January 2 Local holiday
Epiphany
Many people in Canada annually observe Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, on January 6. It is a Christian observance.
Saturday January 6 Observance,Christian
Orthodox Christmas Day
Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Canada observe Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday January 7 Orthodox
Orthodox New Year
Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Canada celebrate New Year’s Day on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday January 14 Orthodox
Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is a Jewish festival that marks the start of a new cycle for the tithe on fruit trees.
Wednesday January 31 Hebrew
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day is celebrated in Canada on February 2 each year.
Friday February 2 Observance
Family Day
Family Day is a public holiday in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and New Brunswick.
Monday February 19 Common local holiday
Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. It may coincide with the winter carnival season in Canada.
Tuesday February 13 Christian
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in for many Christians in Canada.
Wednesday February 14 Christian
Valentine's Day
On Valentine's Day, people pronounce or re-affirm their feelings of romantic love for someone, often by sending cards or giving gifts.
Wednesday February 14 Observance
National Flag of Canada Day
Flag Day in Canada commemorates the inauguration of the Canadian national flag, which features a red maple leaf on a red and white background.
Thursday February 15 Observance
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Friday February 16 Observance
Islander Day
Islander Day is a day off for many people in the province of Prince Edward Island in Canada.
Monday February 19 Common local holiday
Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Nova Scotia Heritage Day is a day off for Canadians in Nova Scotia. It aims to recognize cultural or historical contributions to the province.
Monday February 19 Common local holiday
Louis Riel Day
Louis Riel Day celebrates the achievements and life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who was a leader of the Métis people.
Monday February 19 Common local holiday
Yukon Heritage Day
National Heritage Day, also known as Heritage Day, is usually celebrated in the Yukon in Canada on the last Friday of February.
Friday February 23 Local holiday
Purim
Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
Thursday March 1 Hebrew
St David's Day
Many Welsh communities in Canada annually celebrate the life St David, who is Wales’ patron saint, on St David’s Day on March 1.
Thursday March 1 Observance
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday March 11 Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Commonwealth Day
The Commonwealth of Nations, which includes Canada, is commemorated on Commonwealth Day.
Monday March 12 Observance
St. Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day commemorates the life and work of St Patrick, a Christian missionary who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries.
Monday March 19 Local holiday
March Equinox
Tuesday March 20 Season
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday in Canada celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
Sunday March 25 Christian
Maundy Thursday
Many Christians in the Canada celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
Thursday March 29 Christian
Good Friday
On Good Friday, Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and it is a statutory holiday in many parts of Canada.
Friday March 30 National holiday,Christian
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday in Canada.
Saturday March 31 Christian
First day of Passover
Passover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Saturday March 31 Hebrew
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is the most important day in the Christian church calendar in Canada. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 1 Observance,Christian
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and a holiday for many Canadians.
Monday April 2 National holiday
Orthodox Good Friday
Many Orthodox Christians in Canada remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday.
Friday April 6 Orthodox
National Tartan Day
Tartan Day is a special day for Canadians to celebrate their national, provincial, territorial or personal tartans.
Friday April 6 Observance
Last day of Passover
The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.
Saturday April 7 Hebrew
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Many Orthodox Christians in Canada remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Saturday April 7 Orthodox
Orthodox Easter
Orthodox Christians in Canada celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha.
Sunday April 8 Orthodox
Orthodox Easter Monday
Many Orthodox churches in Canada observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
Monday April 9 Orthodox
Vimy Ridge Day
Vimy Ridge Day commemorates the Canadian soldier’s battle and victory at Vimy Ridge in France during the First World War.
Monday April 9 Observance
Yom HaShoah
Yom Hashoah commemorates the lives of about six million Jewish people who died during World War II. This observance is annually held on the 27th day of the month of Nisan.
Thursday April 12 Hebrew
Isra and Mi'raj
Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night when the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
Friday April 13 Muslim
Yom HaAtzmaut
Many Jewish communities in Canada celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut, which is Israel’s Independence Day, on the fifth day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Thursday April 19 Hebrew
St. George's Day
St George’s Day is a holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Monday April 23 Local holiday
Lag B'Omer
Many Jewish people in Canada observe Lag B’Omer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Thursday May 3 Hebrew
Ascension Day
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
Thursday May 10 Christian
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is celebrated in Canada on the second Sunday of May each year.
Sunday May 13 Observance
Ramadan Start
Many Muslims in Canada welcome Ramadan as period of fasting, self-evaluation and spiritual growth. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Wednesday May 16 Muslim
Pentecost
Many Christians in Canada observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Sunday May 20 Christian
Shavuot
Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals celebrated among many Jewish Canadians.
Sunday May 20 Hebrew
Whit Monday
Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Monday May 21 Christian
Victoria Day
Victoria Day is celebrated in honor of the birthdays of both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada.
Monday May 21 National holiday
National Patriots' Day
National Patriots’ Day is an annual holiday in Québec, Canada, on the Monday before May 25.
Monday May 21 Local holiday
Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in Canada.
Sunday May 27 Christian
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
Thursday May 31 Christian
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Laylat al-Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
Sunday June 10 Muslim
Eid ul Fitr
Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Friday June 15 Muslim
Father's Day
Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives.
Sunday June 17 Observance
June Solstice
Thursday June 21 Season
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates Canada’s Indigenous culture and the achievements made by the country’s indigenous peoples.
Thursday June 21 Local holiday
St. Jean Baptiste Day
Saint Jean Baptiste Day (Fête nationale du Québec, Quebec National Holiday, la Saint-Jean, St. John the Baptist Day) is the national holiday of the Canadian province of Quebec.
Sunday June 24 Local holiday
St. Jean Baptiste Day observed
Saint Jean Baptiste Day (Fête nationale du Québec, Quebec National Holiday, la Saint-Jean, St. John the Baptist Day) is the national holiday of the Canadian province of Quebec.
Monday June 25 Local holiday
Discovery Day
Discovery Day is a public holiday in the Canadian territory of Yukon on the third Monday of August. It commemorates the anniversary of the discovery of gold in Bonanza Creek in the 19th century.
Monday August 20 Local holiday
Canada Day
Canada Day is a federal holiday on July 1 to mark the anniversary of the date that Canada became a self-governing country.
Sunday July 1 National holiday
Memorial Day
Memorial Day is observed in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on July 1 each year.
Sunday July 1 Local holiday
Canada Day observed
Canada Day is a federal holiday on July 1 to mark the anniversary of the date that Canada became a self-governing country.
Monday July 2 National holiday
Orangemen's Day
Orangemen's Day is a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. It commemorates the Battle of the Boyne, which took place in 1690 outside Drogheda, now in the Republic of Ireland.
Monday July 9 Local holiday
Nunavut Day
Nunavut Day is an annual holiday in Canada's Nunavut Territory.
Monday July 9 Local holiday
Tisha B'Av
Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Sunday July 22 Hebrew
The Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)
Regatta Day is on the first Wednesday of August and it is a local holiday in the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador.
Wednesday August 1 Local holiday
Heritage Day
Heritage Day is celebrated in Alberta on the first Monday of August. Although it is not a statutory holiday, it may used as an optional holiday to celebrate Canadian heritage in the province.
Monday August 6 Common local holiday
Civic/Provincial Day
Many Canadian provinces and territories have a civic holiday to celebrate some aspect of their culture or history on the first Monday of August.
Monday August 6 National holiday
Saskatchewan Day
Monday August 6 Common local holiday
Terry Fox Day
Monday August 6 Local observance
New Brunswick Day
New Brunswick Day is an opportunity for Canadians from the province of New Brunswick to celebrate their history and culture. It is celebrated on the first Monday of August.
Monday August 6 Common local holiday
British Columbia Day
British Columbia Day is a statutory holiday in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Monday August 6 Common local holiday
Natal Day
Natal Day is a civic holiday to celebrate the “birthday” of the Nova Scotia province. It is held on the first Monday of August.
Monday August 6 Common local holiday
Assumption of Mary
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary in Canada is observed as a Holy Day of Obligation - a day when some Christian denominations are obliged to attend mass, on August 15 each year.
Wednesday August 15 Christian
Gold Cup Parade
The Gold Cup Parade is Atlantic Canada’s largest parade and the largest parade east of Montreal. It is held annually in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada on the third Friday of August.
Friday August 17 Local holiday
Eid ul Adha
Many Muslims in Canada celebrate Eid al-Adha around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Wednesday August 22 Muslim
Labour Day
Labour Day in Canada is a holiday to campaign for workers' rights. It celebrates the achievements of these rights.
Monday September 3 National holiday
Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashana, also spelled Rosh Hashanah, is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. The event begins on the first day of Tishrei (or Tishri), which is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar.
Monday September 10 Hebrew
Muharram/Islamic New Year
The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the start of the Islamic New Year.
Wednesday September 12 Muslim
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is an important Jewish holiday that falls on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar.
Wednesday September 19 Hebrew
September Equinox
Sunday September 23 Season
First day of Sukkot
The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival for Jewish communities in many countries, including Canada.
Monday September 24 Hebrew
Hoshana Rabbah
Many Jewish communities in countries such as Canada observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.
Sunday September 30 Hebrew
Shemini Atzeret
Shemini Atzeret (or Shmini Atzeret) is a Jewish holiday dedicated to the love of God, while Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) marks the end of Sukkot and celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Monday October 1 Hebrew
Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that marks the end of Sukkot and celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Tuesday October 2 Hebrew
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Many churches in Canada celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi to honor St Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, on October 4 each year.
Thursday October 4 Christian
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday to give thanks for the blessings in one's life, particularly the harvest. It is a day off work for many Canadians.
Monday October 8 Observance
Healthcare Aide Day
Thursday October 18 Observance
Halloween
Halloween in Canada stems from Celtic origins and marks a time when people believed spirits and the dead crossed over into the world of the living for one night.
Wednesday October 31 Observance
All Saints' Day
Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
Thursday November 1 Observance,Christian
All Souls' Day
All Souls’ Day falls on November 2 each year. It is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead.
Friday November 2 Observance,Christian
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday November 4 Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Diwali/Deepavali
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Wednesday November 7 Observance
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day commemorates civilians and military personnel who lost their lives in armed conflicts.
Sunday November 11 Observance
Remembrance Day observed
Remembrance Day commemorates civilians and military personnel who lost their lives in armed conflicts.
Monday November 12 National holiday
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Eid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.
Wednesday November 21 Muslim
First Sunday of Advent
Many Christians in Canada celebrate the first Sunday of Advent in the lead up to Christmas.
Sunday December 2 Observance
First Day of Hanukkah
The first day of Hanukkah is the start of the Hanukkah period, which lasts for 8 days, from the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.
Monday December 3 Hebrew
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
Saturday December 8 Christian
Last day of Hanukkah
The last day of Hanukkah marks the end of the festive Jewish occasion known as Hanukkah, or Chanukah.
Monday December 10 Hebrew
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
The Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster is annually held in Canada on December 11.
Tuesday December 11 Observance
December Solstice
Friday December 21 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve in Canada is the day before Christmas Day and always falls on December 24 according to the Gregorian calendar.
Monday December 24 Observance
Christmas
Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day in Canada.
Tuesday December 25 National holiday,Christian
Boxing Day
The day after Christmas Day is known as Boxing Day and is a holiday in many parts of Canada.
Wednesday December 26 National holiday
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve is the last day of the year and the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve in Canada always falls on December 31 according to the Gregorian calendar.
Monday December 31 Observance