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Louis Riel Day in Manitoba 2020

National and public holidays in Manitoba, Canada Regional Holiday in Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba celebrates Louis Riel Day on the third Monday in February.

When is Louis Riel Day?

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Dates of Louis Riel Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Monday
2019 Monday
2018 Monday
Regions
Manitoba
Summary
Louis Riel was a Métis leader regarded as the Father of Manitoba
Related holiday
Family Day

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



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