Canada has a total of 105 holidays in 2020. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year's Day is the first day of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar used in Canada and many other countries.
Day After New Year’s Day
Thursday, January 2, 2020 The day after New Year’s Day is an annual holiday for many citizens in Quebec, Canada, on January 2.
Epiphany
Monday, January 6, 2020 Many people in Canada annually observe Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, on January 6. It is a Christian observance.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Canada observe Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
Orthodox New Year
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Canada celebrate New Year’s Day on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Chinese New Year
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Groundhog Day
Sunday, February 2, 2020 Groundhog Day is celebrated in Canada on February 2 each year.
Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Monday, February 10, 2020 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.
Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14, 2020 On Valentine's Day, people pronounce or re-affirm their feelings of romantic love for someone, often by sending cards or giving gifts.
National Flag of Canada Day
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Flag Day in Canada commemorates the inauguration of the Canadian national flag, which features a red maple leaf on a red and white background.
Islander Day
Monday, February 17, 2020 Islander Day is a day off for many people in the province of Prince Edward Island in Canada.
Family Day
Monday, February 17, 2020 Family Day is a public holiday in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and New Brunswick.
Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Monday, February 17, 2020 Nova Scotia Heritage Day is a day off for Canadians in Nova Scotia. It aims to recognize cultural or historical contributions to the province.
Louis Riel Day
Monday, February 17, 2020 Louis Riel Day celebrates the achievements and life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who was a leader of the Métis people.
Yukon Heritage Day
Friday, February 21, 2020 National Heritage Day, also known as Heritage Day, is usually celebrated in the Yukon in Canada on the last Friday of February.
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. It may coincide with the winter carnival season in Canada.
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in for many Christians in Canada.
St David's Day
Sunday, March 1, 2020 Many Welsh communities in Canada annually celebrate the life St David, who is Wales’ patron saint, on St David’s Day on March 1.
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 8, 2020 Daylight Saving Time starts in Canada
Commonwealth Day
Monday, March 9, 2020 The Commonwealth of Nations, which includes Canada, is commemorated on Commonwealth Day.
Purim
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
St. Patrick's Day
Monday, March 16, 2020 St Patrick's Day commemorates the life and work of St Patrick, a Christian missionary who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries.
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Canada (Ottawa)
Isra and Mi'raj
Sunday, March 22, 2020 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.
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday in Canada celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
National Tartan Day
Monday, April 6, 2020 Tartan Day is a special day for Canadians to celebrate their national, provincial, territorial or personal tartans.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 9, 2020 Many Christians in the Canada celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
First day of Passover
Thursday, April 9, 2020 Passover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Vimy Ridge Day
Thursday, April 9, 2020 Vimy Ridge Day commemorates the Canadian soldier’s battle and victory at Vimy Ridge in France during the First World War.
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 On Good Friday, Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and it is a statutory holiday in many parts of Canada.
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday in Canada.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020 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.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 13, 2020 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and a holiday for many Canadians.
Last day of Passover
Thursday, April 16, 2020 The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.
Orthodox Good Friday
Friday, April 17, 2020 Many Orthodox Christians in Canada remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday.
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 18, 2020 Many Orthodox Christians in Canada remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, April 19, 2020 Orthodox Christians in Canada celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha.
Orthodox Easter Monday
Monday, April 20, 2020 Many Orthodox churches in Canada observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
St. George's Day
Monday, April 20, 2020 St George’s Day is a holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Yom HaShoah
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 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.
Ramadan Start
Friday, April 24, 2020 Many Muslims in Canada welcome Ramadan as period of fasting, self-evaluation and spiritual growth. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Yom HaAtzmaut
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 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.
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020 Mother’s Day is celebrated in Canada on the second Sunday of May each year.
Lag B'Omer
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Many Jewish people in Canada observe Lag B’Omer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Victoria Day
Monday, May 18, 2020 Victoria Day is celebrated in honor of the birthdays of both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada.
National Patriots' Day
Monday, May 18, 2020 National Patriots’ Day is an annual holiday in Québec, Canada, on the Monday before May 25.
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Laylat al-Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
Eid ul Fitr
Sunday, May 24, 2020 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.
Shavuot
Friday, May 29, 2020 Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals celebrated among many Jewish Canadians.
Pentecost
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Many Christians in Canada observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Whit Monday
Monday, June 1, 2020 Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, June 7, 2020 Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in Canada.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Canada (Ottawa)
Father's Day
Sunday, June 21, 2020 Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives.
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Sunday, June 21, 2020 National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates Canada’s Indigenous culture and the achievements made by the country’s indigenous peoples.
June Holiday
Monday, June 22, 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador’s June holiday commemorates John Cabot’s arrival at the province on June 24, 1497.
St. Jean Baptiste Day
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 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.
Canada Day
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Canada Day is a federal holiday on July 1 to mark the anniversary of the date that Canada became a self-governing country.
Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Memorial Day is observed in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on July 1 each year.
Nunavut Day
Thursday, July 9, 2020 Nunavut Day is an annual holiday in Canada's Nunavut Territory.
Orangemen's Day
Monday, July 13, 2020 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.
Tisha B'Av
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Eid ul Adha
Friday, July 31, 2020 Many Muslims in Canada celebrate Eid al-Adha around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Heritage Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 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.
Civic/Provincial Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 Many Canadian provinces and territories have a civic holiday to celebrate some aspect of their culture or history on the first Monday of August.
Saskatchewan Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 Saskatchewan Day is a common local holiday in Canada
Terry Fox Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 Terry Fox Day is a local observance in Canada
New Brunswick Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 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.
British Columbia Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 British Columbia Day is a statutory holiday in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Natal Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 Natal Day is a civic holiday to celebrate the “birthday” of the Nova Scotia province. It is held on the first Monday of August.
The Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)
Monday, August 3, 2020 Regatta Day is on the first Wednesday of August and it is a local holiday in the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador.
Assumption of Mary
Saturday, August 15, 2020 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.
Discovery Day
Monday, August 17, 2020 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.
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Friday, August 21, 2020 The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the start of the Islamic New Year.
Gold Cup Parade
Friday, August 21, 2020 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.
Labour Day
Monday, September 7, 2020 Labour Day in Canada is a holiday to campaign for workers' rights. It celebrates the achievements of these rights.
Rosh Hashana
Saturday, September 19, 2020 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.
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Canada (Ottawa)
Yom Kippur
Monday, September 28, 2020 Yom Kippur is an important Jewish holiday that falls on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar.
First day of Sukkot
Saturday, October 3, 2020 The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival for Jewish communities in many countries, including Canada.
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Sunday, October 4, 2020 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.
Hoshana Rabbah
Friday, October 9, 2020 Many Jewish communities in countries such as Canada observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.
Shemini Atzeret
Saturday, October 10, 2020 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.
Simchat Torah
Sunday, October 11, 2020 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.
Thanksgiving Day
Monday, October 12, 2020 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.
Healthcare Aide Day
Sunday, October 18, 2020 Healthcare Aide Day is a observance in Canada
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Eid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.
Halloween
Saturday, October 31, 2020 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.
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, November 1, 2020 Daylight Saving Time ends in Canada
All Saints' Day
Sunday, November 1, 2020 Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
All Souls' Day
Monday, November 2, 2020 All Souls’ Day falls on November 2 each year. It is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead.
Remembrance Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Remembrance Day commemorates civilians and military personnel who lost their lives in armed conflicts.
Diwali/Deepavali
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 29, 2020 Many Christians in Canada celebrate the first Sunday of Advent in the lead up to Christmas.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
First Day of Hanukkah
Friday, December 11, 2020 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.
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
Friday, December 11, 2020 The Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster is annually held in Canada on December 11.
Last day of Hanukkah
Friday, December 18, 2020 The last day of Hanukkah marks the end of the festive Jewish occasion known as Hanukkah, or Chanukah.
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Canada (Ottawa)
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve in Canada is the day before Christmas Day and always falls on December 24 according to the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day in Canada.
Boxing Day
Saturday, December 26, 2020 The day after Christmas Day is known as Boxing Day and is a holiday in many parts of Canada.
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 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.