When is Louis Riel Day?
How long until Louis Riel Day?
|This holiday next takes place in 363 Days.|
Dates of Louis Riel Day
|Louis Riel was a Métis leader regarded as the Father of Manitoba|
Louis Riel Day is a provincial statutory holiday observed on the third Monday in February in Manitoba.
History of Louis Riel Day
Legislation proclaiming the third Monday in February as Louis Riel Day was passed by Manitoba's Legislative Assembly in 2007, and first celebrated on February 18, 2008.
Louis Riel Day is a name that was suggested by Manitoba school students, in honour of Louis Riel, the Métis leader regarded as the Father of Manitoba.
As the holiday is a provincial holiday, federal employees may not have the day off. The post will be operating and banks and restaurants are allowed to open. Some businesses may stay closed as opening on a holiday means they have to pay employees extra to work on a holiday.
Family Day in Canada
Manitoba isn't the only province to observe a regional public holiday in Canada. Family Day is a modern holiday that is growing in popularity across Canada. Its timing is said to have been selected to coincide with the American holiday of Presidents Day.
The day may have different names in the Provinces in which it is observed:
|Province||Name||2019 date||2020 date|
|Alberta||Family Day||18 February||17 February|
|British Columbia||Family Day||18 February||17 February|
|Manitoba||Louis Riel Day||18 February||17 February|
|Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia Heritage Day||18 February||17 February|
|Ontario||Family Day||18 February||17 February|
|Prince Edward Island||Islander Day||18 February||17 February|
|Saskatchewan||Family Day||18 February||17 February|