Public Holidays in Canada 2018

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Mon : New Year's Day

Mon : Family Day

  • British Columbia only. The date of the second Monday in February was chosen through an online poll arranged by the provincial government
  • Provinces: British Columbia


Mon : Family Day

  • Third Monday in February. Mainly observed as Family Day
  • Provinces: Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island


Mon : Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Fri : Good Friday

  • Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.
  • Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon


Mon : Easter Monday

Mon : National Patriots' Day

  • In Quebec, National Patriots Day (Journée nationale des patriotes) which is a commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837 is celebrated on the same day as Victoria Day
  • Provinces: Quebec


Mon : Victoria Day

  • Victoria Day celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria. Following the death of Victoria, 24 May was decreed as Empire Day across the British Empire
  • Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon


Thu : National Aboriginal Day

Mon : Discovery Day

  • Newfoundland and Labrador only. Monday nearest June 24th, commemorating the discovery of the province in 1497 by John Cabot
  • Provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador


Mon : The National Holiday of Quebec

Mon : Canada Day (observed)

Mon : Nunavut Day

  • Nunavut. Marks the passing of the Nunavut Act in 1993, which paved the way for the creation of the territory of Nunavut in 1999
  • Provinces: Nunavut


Mon : Civic Day

  • Throughout Canada, the first Monday in August is generally a holiday though it is known by different names in different areas
  • Provinces: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan


Mon : Discovery Day

  • Yukon only. Also known as Klondike Gold Discovery Day. Replaces the Civic Holiday observed on the 1st Monday of August in other areas of Canada
  • Provinces: Yukon


Mon : Labour Day

Mon : Thanksgiving

  • Celebrated on the Second Monday in October and statutory, except in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
  • Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon


Sun : Remembrance Day

  • Observed on November 11 to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 and honor the veterans of both World Wars.
  • Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon


Tue : Christmas Day

Wed : Boxing Day

  • The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
  • Provinces: New Brunswick, Ontario


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