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Canada - 2013
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Public holidays in Canada are set at the national level countrywide as well as by each of the 10 provinces and three territories.

Public holidays in Canada known as "statutory holidays," "stats" or "stat holidays" are legislated at the national, provincial and territorial levels. Many of these holidays are observed nationwide, but each province and territory has its own holidays as well.

The holidays apply to all provinces and territories unless otherwise noted.

* When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it may be applied to the next business day.
Month Date Week Day Holiday Applies To
January1TuesdayNew Years Day
February11MondayFamily Day British Columbia only
February18MondayIslander Day Prince Edward Island only
Family Day Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan only
Louis Riel Day Manitoba only
February22FridayHeritage Day Yukon only
March29FridayGood Friday
April1MondayEaster Monday
May20MondayVictoria Day
June21FridayNational Aboriginal Day Northwest Territories only
June24MondaySt. Jean Baptiste Day Quebec only
July1MondayCanada Day
July9TuesdayNunavut Day Nunavut only
August5MondayCivic Holiday All except Quebec
August19MondayDiscovery Day Yukon only
September2MondayLabour Day
October14MondayThanksgiving Day
November11MondayRemembrance Day
December25WednesdayChristmas Day
December26ThursdayBoxing Day

Statutory holidays

A statutory holiday (also known as "stats" or "general" or "public" holiday) in Canada is legislated either through the federal, or a provincial or territorial government
  • Nationwide statutory holidays in Canada

    New Year's, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Christmas Day
  • Statutory holidays for federal employees

    In addition to the nationwide holidays listed above, the following holidays are mandated by federal legislation for federally regulated employees. All banks commemorate these holidays, and they are statutory in some provinces and territories.

    Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Boxing Day
  • Other common statutory holidays

    Family Day, August Civic Holiday
  • Other observances :

    • Saint Valentine's Day February 14
    • Flag Day February 15
    • Commonwealth Day on the second Monday in March. This has been observed as a holiday in some Commonwealth countries.
    • Saint Patrick's Day March 17
    • Earth Day on April 22
    • Mother's Day on 2nd Sunday of May
    • Father's Day on 3rd Sunday of June
    • Loyalist Day on June 19, celebrating Canada's Loyalist heritage, particularly in Ontario and New Brunswick (also the day Upper Canada was created, now Ontario)
    • National Aboriginal Day on June 21 as part of the Celebrate Canada series
    • Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 as part of the Celebrate Canada series
    • National Peacekeepers' Day on August 9 observed on the closest Sunday
    • National Family Week-week before Thanksgiving
    • Halloween October 31
    • National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6
Holidays in Canada
New Year's Day New Year's Day is the first day of the new year. On the modern Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated on January 1. Almost all countries use the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar.

Family Day
In most of Canada, Family Day is a statutory holiday occurring on the third Monday in February. In the provinces of Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, the statutory holiday on this date is instead termed Louis Riel Day and Islander Day, respectively. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

Good Friday
Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

Easter Monday Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian cultures, especially Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox cultures. Easter Monday in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar is the second day of the octave of Easter Week.

Victoria Day Victoria Day is a federal Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the first Monday on or before May 24, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday.
Victoria Day is always on a Monday, and thus the holiday is part of a long weekend, which is commonly referred to as the Victoria Day Weekend, the May Long Weekend, the May Long, or the May Two-Four (a case of beer there is called a "two-four" and many of these are consumed over the holiday). The weekend is also called the May 24th weekend, although it does not necessarily fall on May 24th.

Canada Day
Canada Day , formerly Dominion Day , is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country, still within the Empire, called Canada. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.

August Civic Holiday
Civic Holiday is the most widely used name for a public holiday celebrated in parts of Canada on the first Monday in August. The holiday is known by a variety of names in different provinces and municipalities, including British Columbia Day in British Columbia, New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan Day in Saskatchewan.

Labour Day Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in Canada since the 1880s.

Thanksgiving Day In Canada Thanksgiving occurs on the second Monday in October and is an annual Canadian holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season. On January 31, 1957, the Canadian Parliament proclaimed: A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.":

Remembrance Day Remembrance Day also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day is a Commonwealth holiday to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 .

Christmas Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday observed mostly on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.

Boxing Day Boxing Day is a bank and public holiday commonly occurring on 26 December. In Canada Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday. Canada's Boxing Day has often been compared with the American Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

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