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Day After New Year’s Day in Canada

Quick Facts

The day after New Year’s Day is an annual holiday for many citizens in Quebec, Canada, on January 2.

Local names

NameLanguage
Day After New Year’s DayEnglish
Lendemain du Jour de l'AnFrench
Tag nach NeujahrGerman

Day After New Year’s Day 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Day After New Year’s Day 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015
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The day after New Year’s Day, which is on January 2 in the Gregorian calendar, is an annual public holiday for many banks and government offices in Quebec, Canada.

Some Canadians who have a day off work on January 2 spend time with family or friends.

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What do people do?

Many bank and government workers in Quebec, Canada, have a day off work on January 2. The day after New Year’s Day marks the end of the Christmas and New Year season. Those who observe the holiday may spend time with family or friends, or have a quiet day of rest. Some people take part in activities such as ice hockey or cross-country skiing. Others spend time ice fishing.

Some Canadians take their annual vacation during this time of the year. Traditionally, many people from Quebec spent the winter holiday season (in the northern hemisphere) in south-east Florida. Vacationers from Quebec have more recently been attracted to warmer places south of Canada, such as Mexico, Cuba, and the Caribbean islands.

Public life

The day after New Year’s Day is a bank holiday in Quebec. Many banks are closed in Quebec on January 2 but some banks may operate on different schedules. It is also a day off for Quebec government workers and employees in the clothing industry. Employees working in a clothing store do not belong to this industry.

When January 2 falls on Saturday, the bank holiday is moved to the following Monday. When it falls on Sunday, banks are closed on the following Monday and Tuesday. For public servants, if a statutory holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday it is moved to the previous Friday or the following Monday.

Background

January 2 is the day after New Year's Day and is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It is also commemorates when the Royal Bank of Canada took over the Quebec Bank.  According to the Quebec Labour Code, January 2 is included in a list of holidays that are “non-juridical”. This means that the holiday does not relate to the law or jurisprudence (a collection of authority-imposed rules). Saturday is considered a non-juridical day, as are January 2 and December 26.

Note: References to winter in this article relate to winter in the northern hemisphere.

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Day After New Year’s Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is a statutory holiday
TueJan 21990Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
WedJan 21991Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
ThuJan 21992Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
SatJan 21993Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
SunJan 21994Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
MonJan 21995Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
TueJan 21996Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
ThuJan 21997Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
FriJan 21998Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
SatJan 21999Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
SunJan 22000Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
TueJan 22001Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
WedJan 22002Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
ThuJan 22003Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
FriJan 22004Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
SunJan 22005Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
MonJan 22006Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
TueJan 22007Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
WedJan 22008Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
FriJan 22009Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
SatJan 22010Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
SunJan 22011Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
MonJan 22012Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
WedJan 22013Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
ThuJan 22014Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
FriJan 22015Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
SatJan 22016Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
MonJan 22017Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
TueJan 22018Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
WedJan 22019Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
ThuJan 22020Day After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec

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