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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 2021 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
Saturday, January 2, 2021 The day after New Year’s Day is an annual holiday for many citizens in Quebec, Canada, on January 2.
Epiphany
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Many people in Canada annually observe Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, on January 6. It is a Christian observance.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Thursday, January 7, 2021 Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Canada observe Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
Orthodox New Year
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Canada celebrate New Year’s Day on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Thursday, January 28, 2021 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.
Groundhog Day
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Groundhog Day is celebrated in Canada on February 2 each year.
Chinese New Year
Friday, February 12, 2021 Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2021 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
Monday, February 15, 2021 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 15, 2021 Islander Day is a day off for many people in the province of Prince Edward Island in Canada.
Family Day
Monday, February 15, 2021 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 15, 2021 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 15, 2021 Louis Riel Day celebrates the achievements and life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who was a leader of the Métis people.
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. It may coincide with the winter carnival season in Canada.
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in for many Christians in Canada.
Purim
Friday, February 26, 2021 Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
Yukon Heritage Day
Friday, February 26, 2021 National Heritage Day, also known as Heritage Day, is usually celebrated in the Yukon in Canada on the last Friday of February.
St David's Day
Monday, March 1, 2021 Many Welsh communities in Canada annually celebrate the life St David, who is Wales’ patron saint, on St David’s Day on March 1.
Commonwealth Day
Monday, March 8, 2021 The Commonwealth of Nations, which includes Canada, is commemorated on Commonwealth Day.
Isra and Mi'raj
Thursday, March 11, 2021 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.
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 14, 2021 Daylight Saving Time starts in Canada
St. Patrick's Day
Monday, March 15, 2021 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
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Canada (Ottawa)
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday in Canada celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
First day of Passover
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Passover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 1, 2021 Many Christians in the Canada celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 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 3, 2021 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday in Canada.
Last day of Passover
Sunday, April 4, 2021 The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021 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 5, 2021 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and a holiday for many Canadians.
National Tartan Day
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Tartan Day is a special day for Canadians to celebrate their national, provincial, territorial or personal tartans.
Yom HaShoah
Thursday, April 8, 2021 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.
Vimy Ridge Day
Friday, April 9, 2021 Vimy Ridge Day commemorates the Canadian soldier’s battle and victory at Vimy Ridge in France during the First World War.
Ramadan Start
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 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
Thursday, April 15, 2021 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.
St. George's Day
Monday, April 26, 2021 St George’s Day is a holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Lag B'Omer
Friday, April 30, 2021 Many Jewish people in Canada observe Lag B’Omer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Orthodox Good Friday
Friday, April 30, 2021 Many Orthodox Christians in Canada remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday.
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Many Orthodox Christians in Canada remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, May 2, 2021 Orthodox Christians in Canada celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha.
Orthodox Easter Monday
Monday, May 3, 2021 Many Orthodox churches in Canada observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Saturday, May 8, 2021 Laylat al-Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 9, 2021 Mother’s Day is celebrated in Canada on the second Sunday of May each year.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
Eid ul Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021 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
Monday, May 17, 2021 Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals celebrated among many Jewish Canadians.
Pentecost
Sunday, May 23, 2021 Many Christians in Canada observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Whit Monday
Monday, May 24, 2021 Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Victoria Day
Monday, May 24, 2021 Victoria Day is celebrated in honor of the birthdays of both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada.
National Patriots' Day
Monday, May 24, 2021 National Patriots’ Day is an annual holiday in Québec, Canada, on the Monday before May 25.
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, May 30, 2021 Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in Canada.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 3, 2021 Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
Father's Day
Sunday, June 20, 2021 Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives.
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Canada (Ottawa)
June Holiday
Monday, June 21, 2021 Newfoundland and Labrador’s June holiday commemorates John Cabot’s arrival at the province on June 24, 1497.
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Monday, June 21, 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates Canada’s Indigenous culture and the achievements made by the country’s indigenous peoples.
St. Jean Baptiste Day
Thursday, June 24, 2021 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
Thursday, July 1, 2021 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
Thursday, July 1, 2021 Memorial Day is observed in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on July 1 each year.
Nunavut Day
Friday, July 9, 2021 Nunavut Day is an annual holiday in Canada's Nunavut Territory.
Orangemen's Day
Monday, July 12, 2021 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
Sunday, July 18, 2021 Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Eid ul Adha
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 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 2, 2021 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 2, 2021 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 2, 2021 Saskatchewan Day is a common local holiday in Canada
Terry Fox Day
Monday, August 2, 2021 Terry Fox Day is a local observance in Canada
New Brunswick Day
Monday, August 2, 2021 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 2, 2021 British Columbia Day is a statutory holiday in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Natal Day
Monday, August 2, 2021 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)
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Regatta Day is on the first Wednesday of August and it is a local holiday in the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador.
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the start of the Islamic New Year.
Assumption of Mary
Sunday, August 15, 2021 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 16, 2021 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.
Gold Cup Parade
Friday, August 20, 2021 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 6, 2021 Labour Day in Canada is a holiday to campaign for workers' rights. It celebrates the achievements of these rights.
Rosh Hashana
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 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.
Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 16, 2021 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
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival for Jewish communities in many countries, including Canada.
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Canada (Ottawa)
Hoshana Rabbah
Monday, September 27, 2021 Many Jewish communities in countries such as Canada observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.
Shemini Atzeret
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 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
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 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.
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Monday, October 4, 2021 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.
Thanksgiving Day
Monday, October 11, 2021 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
Monday, October 18, 2021 Healthcare Aide Day is a observance in Canada
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Eid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.
Halloween
Sunday, October 31, 2021 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.
All Saints' Day
Monday, November 1, 2021 Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
All Souls' Day
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 All Souls’ Day falls on November 2 each year. It is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead.
Diwali/Deepavali
Thursday, November 4, 2021 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, November 7, 2021 Daylight Saving Time ends in Canada
Remembrance Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Remembrance Day commemorates civilians and military personnel who lost their lives in armed conflicts.
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 28, 2021 Many Christians in Canada celebrate the first Sunday of Advent in the lead up to Christmas.
First Day of Hanukkah
Monday, November 29, 2021 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.
Last day of Hanukkah
Monday, December 6, 2021 The last day of Hanukkah marks the end of the festive Jewish occasion known as Hanukkah, or Chanukah.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
Saturday, December 11, 2021 The Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster is annually held in Canada on December 11.
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Canada (Ottawa)
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve in Canada is the day before Christmas Day and always falls on December 24 according to the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day in Canada.
Boxing Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 The day after Christmas Day is known as Boxing Day and is a holiday in many parts of Canada.
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 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.