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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2013

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2013

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday 
Jan 2WednesdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7MondayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14MondayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 24ThursdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Jan 26SaturdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2SaturdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 10SundayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 11MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayBC
Feb 12TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 13WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15FridayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 18MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPE
Feb 18MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, ON, SK
Feb 18MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 22FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Feb 24SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 1FridaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 10SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 11MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 17SundaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 18MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNL
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 24SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 26TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Mar 28ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 29FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday 
Mar 30SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayShops Closing DayNL
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayOptional holidayAlberta
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayPublic HolidayNT, NU, QC
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Apr 2TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 6SaturdayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 8MondayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 9TuesdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 16TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 22MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNL
Apr 28SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 3FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
May 4SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 5SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 6MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 9ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 15WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 19SundayPentecostChristian 
May 20MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 20MondayVictoria DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
May 20MondayVictoria DayPublic HolidayAll except NB, NS, PE, QC
May 20MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 26SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 30ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 6ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jun 16SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21FridayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNT
Jun 21FridayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 24MondaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 24MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 1MondayCanada DayPublic Holiday 
Jul 1MondayMemorial DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 9TuesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Jul 9TuesdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 15MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 16TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 3SaturdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Aug 5MondayHeritage DayOptional holidayAlberta
Aug 5MondayCivic/Provincial DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Aug 5MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 5MondayCivic/Provincial DayPublic HolidayNT, Nunavut
Aug 5MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 5MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 5MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBC
Aug 5MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 7WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNL
Aug 8ThursdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 16FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPE
Aug 19MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Sep 2MondayLabour DayPublic Holiday 
Sep 5ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 14SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 19ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 22SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25WednesdayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Sep 26ThursdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Sep 27FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 4FridayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayPublic HolidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayObservancePE
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Oct 15TuesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Oct 18FridayHealthcare Aide DayObservanceBC, Manitoba
Oct 31ThursdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2SaturdayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 3SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 3SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 5TuesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayPublic HolidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 28ThursdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 1SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 5ThursdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8SundayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11WednesdayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 21SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveStatutory Half DayNew Brunswick
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday 
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayPublic HolidayNL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayOptional holidayAlberta
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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