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Holidays in Canada in 2016


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2SaturdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7ThursdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14ThursdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2TuesdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 8MondayFamily DayCommon Local holidaysBritish Columbia
Feb 8MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 9TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 10WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15MondayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 15MondayIslander DayCommon Local holidaysPrince Edward Island
Feb 15MondayFamily DayCommon Local holidaysAB, ON, SK
Feb 15MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon Local holidaysNova Scotia
Feb 15MondayLouis Riel DayCommon Local holidaysManitoba
Feb 26FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal holidayYukon
Mar 1TuesdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 14MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 14MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Mar 17ThursdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 24ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 24ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 25FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Mar 26SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysAB, AB, BC, NB, PE, QC, YT
Apr 6WednesdayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 9SaturdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 23SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 25MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Apr 29FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 30SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 30SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 1SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 2MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 4WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
May 5ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 5ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 15SundayPentecostChristian 
May 16MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 22SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 23MondayVictoria DayCommon Local holidaysAll except NS, NU, QC
May 23MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 26ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
Jun 7TuesdayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Jun 12SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 19SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21TuesdayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 21TuesdayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories
Jun 24FridaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 27MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 1FridayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1FridayMemorial DayLocal observanceNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 2SaturdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Jul 7ThursdayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Jul 9SaturdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 11MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 1MondayHeritage Day in AlbertaCommon Local holidays 
Aug 1MondayCivic/Provincial DayCommon Local holidaysNT, ON, SK
Aug 1MondayTerry Fox DayCommon Local holidaysManitoba
Aug 1MondayNew Brunswick DayCommon Local holidaysNew Brunswick
Aug 1MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon Local holidaysBritish Columbia
Aug 1MondayNatal DayCommon Local holidaysPrince Edward Island
Aug 3WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (St John's)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 14SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 15MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 19FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Sep 5MondayLabour DayNational holidayAll
Sep 13TuesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Oct 3MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 3MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 10MondayThanksgiving DayNational holidayAll
Oct 12WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 17MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 23SundayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 24MondayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 25TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayObservance 
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 11FridayRemembrance DayNational holiday 
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11SundayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 12MondayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 25SundayChristmasNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayCommon Local holidaysMB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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