Canada has a total of 36 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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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.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
Epiphany
Many people in Canada annually observe Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, on January 6. It is a Christian observance.
Sunday January 6 Observance,Christian
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day is celebrated in Canada on February 2 each year.
Saturday February 2 Observance
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.
Thursday February 14 Observance
Islander Day
Islander Day is a day off for many people in the province of Prince Edward Island in Canada.
Monday February 18 Common local holiday
Family Day
Family Day is a public holiday in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and New Brunswick.
Monday February 18 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 18 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 18 Common local holiday
Commonwealth Day
The Commonwealth of Nations, which includes Canada, is commemorated on Commonwealth Day.
Monday March 11 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.
Sunday March 17 Observance
National Tartan Day
Tartan Day is a special day for Canadians to celebrate their national, provincial, territorial or personal tartans.
Saturday April 6 Observance
Vimy Ridge Day
Vimy Ridge Day commemorates the Canadian soldier’s battle and victory at Vimy Ridge in France during the First World War.
Tuesday April 9 Observance
Good Friday
On Good Friday, Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and it is a statutory holiday in many parts of Canada.
Friday April 19 National holiday,Christian
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 21 Observance,Christian
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and a holiday for many Canadians.
Monday April 22 Observance
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is celebrated in Canada on the second Sunday of May each year.
Sunday May 12 Observance
Victoria Day
Victoria Day is celebrated in honor of the birthdays of both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada.
Monday May 20 National holiday
Father's Day
Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives.
Sunday June 16 Observance
National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates Canada’s Indigenous culture and the achievements made by the country’s indigenous peoples.
Friday June 21 Observance
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.
Monday July 1 National 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 5 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 5 National holiday
Saskatchewan Day
Monday August 5 Common local holiday
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 5 Common local holiday
British Columbia Day
British Columbia Day is a statutory holiday in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Monday August 5 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 5 Common local holiday
Labour Day
Labour Day in Canada is a holiday to campaign for workers' rights. It celebrates the achievements of these rights.
Monday September 2 National holiday
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 14 Observance
Healthcare Aide Day
Friday 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.
Thursday October 31 Observance
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day commemorates civilians and military personnel who lost their lives in armed conflicts.
Monday November 11 National holiday
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
The Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster is annually held in Canada on December 11.
Wednesday December 11 Observance
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve in Canada is the day before Christmas Day and always falls on December 24 according to the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24 Observance
Christmas
Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day in Canada.
Wednesday 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.
Thursday 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.
Tuesday December 31 Observance