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Holidays in Canada in 2008

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2WednesdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7MondayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 10ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Jan 14MondayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 22TuesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2SaturdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 5TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 6WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 7ThursdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15FridayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 18MondayFamily DayCommon Local holidaysAB, ON, SK
Feb 18MondayLouis Riel DayCommon Local holidaysManitoba
Feb 22FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal holidayYukon
Mar 1SaturdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 9SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 10MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 16SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 17MondaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 17MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Mar 20ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 20ThursdayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21FridayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 21FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Mar 22SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 23SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 24MondayEaster MondayObservanceAlberta
Mar 24MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysBC, NB, PE, QC, YT
Apr 9WednesdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 20SundayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 21MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Apr 25FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 26SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 27SundayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 27SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 28MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 30WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
May 1ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 8ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 11SundayPentecostChristian 
May 11SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 18SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 19MondayVictoria DayCommon Local holidaysAll except NS, NU, QC
May 19MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 22ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 23FridayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
Jun 9MondayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 15SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 20FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21SaturdayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories
Jun 21SaturdayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 23MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jun 24TuesdaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jul 1TuesdayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1TuesdayMemorial DayLocal observanceNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 9WednesdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 14MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 31ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Aug 4MondayHeritage Day in AlbertaCommon Local holidays 
Aug 4MondayCivic/Provincial DayCommon Local holidaysMB, NT, ON, PE, SK
Aug 4MondayNew Brunswick DayCommon Local holidaysNew Brunswick
Aug 4MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon Local holidaysBritish Columbia
Aug 4MondayNatal DayCommon Local holidaysNova Scotia
Aug 6WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 10SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 15FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Aug 18MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Sep 1MondayLabour DayNational holidayAll
Sep 2TuesdayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 27SaturdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Sep 30TuesdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 2ThursdayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Oct 4SaturdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 9ThursdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 13MondayThanksgiving DayNational holidayAll except NB, NL, NS, PE
Oct 13MondayThanksgiving DayObservanceNB, NL, NS, PE
Oct 14TuesdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 20MondayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 21TuesdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 22WednesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 28TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31FridayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DayObservance 
Nov 2SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 2SundayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 11TuesdayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except NL, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11TuesdayRemembrance DayObservanceOntario
Nov 30SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8MondayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9TuesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Dec 11ThursdayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 22MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25ThursdayChristmasNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26FridayBoxing DayCommon Local holidaysMB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT
Dec 29MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 29MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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