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Holidays in Canada in 2011

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1SaturdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2SundayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 3MondayNew Year's Day observedNational holiday 
Jan 6ThursdayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7FridayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14FridayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 20ThursdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2WednesdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 3ThursdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 14MondayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15TuesdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 16WednesdayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Feb 21MondayIslander DayCommon Local holidaysPrince Edward Island
Feb 21MondayFamily DayCommon Local holidaysAB, ON, SK
Feb 21MondayLouis Riel DayCommon Local holidaysManitoba
Feb 25FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal holidayYukon
Mar 1TuesdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 8TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Mar 9WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 13SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 14MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 14MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Mar 17ThursdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason 
Apr 6WednesdayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 9SaturdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 17SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 19TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 21ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 22FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 22FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 23SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 23SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 24SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 24SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 25MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 25MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysBC, NB, PE, QC, YT
Apr 25MondayEaster MondayObservanceAlberta
Apr 25MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Apr 26TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
May 2MondayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 10TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 22SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 23MondayVictoria DayCommon Local holidaysAll except NS, NU, QC
May 23MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 2ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
Jun 8WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 12SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 13MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 19SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 19SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21TuesdayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories
Jun 21TuesdayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 23ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 24FridaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 27MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jun 29WednesdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jul 1FridayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1FridayMemorial DayLocal observanceNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 9SaturdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 11MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 1MondayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Aug 1MondayHeritage Day in AlbertaCommon Local holidays 
Aug 1MondayCivic/Provincial DayCommon Local holidaysMB, NT, ON, PE, SK
Aug 1MondayNew Brunswick DayCommon Local holidaysNew Brunswick
Aug 1MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon Local holidaysBritish Columbia
Aug 1MondayNatal DayCommon Local holidaysNova Scotia
Aug 3WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 9TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 15MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 19FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Aug 26FridayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Aug 31WednesdayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Sep 5MondayLabour DayNational holidayAll
Sep 23FridaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 29ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 8SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 10MondayThanksgiving DayNational holidayAll except NB, NL, NS, PE
Oct 10MondayThanksgiving DayObservanceNB, NL, NS, PE
Oct 13ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 19WednesdayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 20ThursdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 21FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 26WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayObservance 
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 6SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 7MondayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Nov 11FridayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except NL, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11FridayRemembrance DayObservanceOntario
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Nov 27SundayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Dec 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11SundayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 21WednesdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 22ThursdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayChristmasNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26MondayChristmas observedNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayCommon Local holidaysMB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT
Dec 28WednesdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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