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Statutory Holidays in Canada

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.
  • Nationwide statutory holidays in Canada

    • New Year's Day - January 1, Wednesday
    • Good Friday - April 18, Friday
    • Canada Day - July 1, Tuesday
    • Labour Day - September 1, Monday
    • Christmas Day - December 25, Thursday
  • 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 - April 21, Monday
    • Victoria Day - May 19, Monday
    • Thanksgiving - October 13, Monday
    • Remembrance Day - November 11, Tuesday
    • Boxing Day - December 26, Friday
  • Other common statutory holidays

    Family Day, August Civic Holiday

May Long Weekend in 2014

May Long Weekend comes with the Victoria Day holidays.
In 2014, Victoria Day comes on May 19.
So the May Long Weekend falls on 17,18 and 19 May.

August Civic Holiday in 2014

Civic Holiday is a generic name referring to the annual holiday on the first Monday of August.
This holiday is commonly referred to as "August Long Weekend"
In 2014, August Civic Holiday comes on August 4th.
So the August Long Weekend comes on 2, 3 and 4 August.

* 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
January1WednesdayNew Years Day Nationwide
February10MondayFamily Day British Columbia
February17MondayFamily DayAlberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan
Islander DayPrince Edward Island
Louis Riel Day Manitoba
February21FridayHeritage Day Yukon
April18FridayGood Friday Nationwide
April21MondayEaster Monday Nationwide (Federal Statutory)
May19MondayVictoria Day Nationwide (Federal Statutory)
June21SaturdayNational Aboriginal Day Northwest Territories
June24TuesdaySt. Jean Baptiste Day Quebec
July1TuesdayCanada Day Nationwide
July9WednesdayNunavut DayNunavut
August4MondayCivic Holiday BC, SK, MB, ON, NB, NU
August18MondayDiscovery DayYukon
September1MondayLabour Day Nationwide
October13MondayThanksgiving Day Nationwide (Federal Statutory)
November11TuesdayRemembrance Day Nationwide (Federal Statutory)
December25ThursdayChristmas Day Nationwide
December26FridayBoxing Day Nationwide (Federal Statutory)

Provincial Statutory holidays

Canada Holidays 2014
The common national statutory holidays are as below :
  • National Statutory holidays : New Years Day - January 1 | Good Friday - April 18 | Canada Day - July 1 | Labour Day - September 1 | Christmas Day - December 25
Here is the list of provincial and territorial statutory holidays for 2014 :
  • Alberta

    5 nationwide statutory holidays, 4 provincial holidays as well as 3 optional holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : Alberta Family Day - February 17 | Victoria Day - May 19 | Thanksgiving - October 13 | Remembrance Day - November 11
    • Optional : Easter Monday - April 21 | Heritage Day - August 4 | Boxing Day - December 26
  • British Columbia

    5 nationwide and 5 provincial statutory holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : Family Day - February 10 | Victoria Day - May 19 | British Columbia Day - August 4 | Thanksgiving - October 13 | Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Manitoba

    5 nationwide and 3 provincial statutory holidays, as well as 2 optional holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : Louis Riel Day - February 17 | Victoria Day - May 19 | Thanksgiving - October 13
    • Optional : Civic Holiday - August 4 | Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    5 nationwide and 1 provincial statutory holidays, as well as 2 optional holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : Memorial Day- July 1 | Armistice Day - November 11
    • Optional : Saint Patrick's Day - March 17 | Saint George's Day - April 23 | Discovery Day - June 24 | Orangemen's Day - July 12
  • Northwest Territories

    5 nationwide holidays and 5 territorial statutory holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : Victoria Day - May 19 | National Aboriginal Day - June 21 | Civic Holiday - August 4 | Thanksgiving - October 13 | Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Nova Scotia

    5 nationwide holidays plus Remembrance Day as :
    • Provincial statutory : Remembrance Day - November 11
    • Optional : Natal Day - August 4
  • Nunavut

    5 nationwide and 1 provincial statutory holidays, as well as 2 optional holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : Victoria Day - May 19 | Civic Holiday - August 4 | Thanksgiving - October 13 | Remembrance Day - November 11
    • Optional : Nunavut Day - July 9
  • Ontario

    5 nationwide and 4 provincial statutory holidays plus one common municipal holiday as :
    • Provincial statutory : Family Day - February 17 | Victoria Day - May 19 | Thanksgiving - October 13 | Boxing Day - December 26
    • Optional : August Civic Public Holiday - August 4 | Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Prince Edward Island

    5 nationwide and 7 provincial statutory holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : Islander Day - February 17 | Easter Monday - April 21 | Victoria Day - May 19 | August Civic Holiday - August 4 | Thanksgiving - October 13 | Remembrance Day - November 11 | Boxing Day - December 26
  • Quebec

    5 nationwide and 3 provincial statutory holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : National Patriots' Day - May 19 | National Holiday of Quebec - June 24 | Thanksgiving - October 13
  • Saskatchewan

    5 nationwide and 5 provincial statutory holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : Family Day - February 17 | Victoria Day - May 19 | Saskatchewan Day - August 4 | Thanksgiving - October 13 | Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Yukon

    5 nationwide and 4 territorial statutory holidays as :
    • Provincial statutory : Victoria Day - May 19 | Discovery Day - August 18 | Thanksgiving - October 13 | Remembrance Day - November 11
    • Optional : Heritage Day - February 11
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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