Holiday Guide for Canada in 2019

Canada 2019
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2019

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Canada List of Statutory Holidays in Canada in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Canada: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Nova Scotia Heritage Day

 Long Weekend! 
Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Nova Scotia: The third Monday in February is a holiday in Nova Scotia to celebrate the heritage of the province

Louis Riel Day

 Long Weekend! 
Louis Riel Day

Manitoba: Louis Riel, the Métis leader is regarded as the Father of Manitoba

Family Day

 Long Weekend! 
Family Day

Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan: A provincial statutory holiday observed on the third Monday in February in most provinces

Islander Day

 Long Weekend! 
Islander Day

Prince Edward Island: A provincial statutory holiday observed on the third Monday in February in most provinces

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

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

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Alberta, Nunavut, Quebec: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Victoria Day

 Long Weekend! 
Victoria Day

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon: Victoria Day celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria. Following the death of Queen Victoria, May 24th was decreed as Empire Day across the British Empire

National Patriots' Day

 Long Weekend! 
National Patriots' Day

Quebec: National Patriots' Day (Journée nationale des patriotes) is a commemoration of the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837

National Aboriginal Day

 Long Weekend! 
National Aboriginal Day

Northwest Territories, Yukon: A Provincial Statutory Holiday since 2001 in Northwest Territories and since 2017 in Yukon

Discovery Day

 Long Weekend! 
Discovery Day

Newfoundland and Labrador: Discovery Day commemorates the discovery of the province in 1497 by John Cabot.

The National Holiday of Quebec

 Long Weekend! 
The National Holiday of Quebec

Quebec: Saint-Jean Baptiste Day, the national holiday of Québec and a celebration of French-Canadian culture held on the birthday of Quebec’s patron saint

Canada Day

 Long Weekend! 
Canada Day

Canada: Celebrates of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada

Nunavut Day


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

Civic Day

 Long Weekend! 
Civic Day

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

Heritage Day

 Long Weekend! 
Heritage Day

Alberta: An optional general holiday observed by most companies to celebrate the heritage of Alberta

Discovery Day

 Long Weekend! 
Discovery Day

Yukon: 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

Labour Day

 Long Weekend! 
Labour Day

Canada: The origins of Labour day in Canada can be traced back to a printer's revolt over working hours in 1872 in Toronto

Thanksgiving

 Long Weekend! 
Thanksgiving

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

Remembrance Day

 Long Weekend! 
Remembrance Day

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

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Canada: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Boxing Day


Boxing Day

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

Notes

  • In Canada, public holidays are known as statutory holidays