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Holidays in Canada in 2012

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2MondayNew Year's Day observedNational holiday 
Jan 2MondayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7SaturdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SaturdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 23MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 2ThursdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 5SundayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Feb 8WednesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15WednesdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 20MondayIslander DayCommon Local holidaysPrince Edward Island
Feb 20MondayFamily DayCommon Local holidaysAB, ON, SK
Feb 20MondayLouis Riel DayCommon Local holidaysManitoba
Feb 21TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 22WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 24FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal holidayYukon
Mar 1ThursdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 8ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 11SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 12MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 17SaturdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 19MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Apr 1SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 5ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 6FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 6FridayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 7SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 7SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 8SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 9MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysBC, NB, PE, QC, YT
Apr 9MondayEaster MondayObservanceAlberta
Apr 9MondayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 13FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 14SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 14SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 15SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 16MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 18WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
Apr 23MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Apr 26ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 10ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 13SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 17ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 21MondayVictoria DayCommon Local holidaysAll except NS, NU, QC
May 21MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 27SundayPentecostChristian 
May 27SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 28MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 3SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 7ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 17SundayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jun 17SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 20WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21ThursdayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories
Jun 21ThursdayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 24SundaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 25MondaySt. Jean Baptiste Day observedLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 25MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 1SundayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1SundayMemorial DayLocal observanceNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 2MondayCanada Day - additional statutory holidayNational holiday 
Jul 9MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 9MondayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 20FridayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Jul 29SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 1WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 6MondayHeritage Day in AlbertaCommon Local holidaysAlberta
Aug 6MondayCivic/Provincial DayCommon Local holidaysMB, NT, ON, PE, SK
Aug 6MondayNew Brunswick DayCommon Local holidaysNew Brunswick
Aug 6MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon Local holidaysBritish Columbia
Aug 6MondayNatal DayCommon Local holidaysNova Scotia
Aug 14TuesdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Aug 19SundayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Aug 20MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Sep 3MondayLabour DayNational holidayAll
Sep 17MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 22SaturdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 26WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 7SundayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 8MondayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayNational holidayAll except NB, NL, NS, PE
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayObservanceNB, NL, NS, PE
Oct 9TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 18ThursdayHealthcare Aide DayObservanceBritish Columbia, Manitoba
Oct 26FridayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DayObservance 
Nov 2FridayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 4SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except NL, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayObservanceOntario
Nov 12MondayRemembrance Day observedObservanceOntario
Nov 12MondayRemembrance Day observedNational holidayAll except NL, NS, ON, QC
Nov 13TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 15ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8SaturdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9SundayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 11TuesdayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 16SundayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmasNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayCommon Local holidaysMB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

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