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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2014

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2014

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2ThursdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7TuesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14TuesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Jan 14TuesdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 16ThursdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 31FridayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 2SundayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 10MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayBC
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15SaturdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 17MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPE
Feb 17MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, ON, SK
Feb 17MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 21FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Mar 1SaturdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 4TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Mar 5WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 9SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 10MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 16SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 17MondaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 17MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNL
Mar 20ThursdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Apr 6SundayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 9WednesdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 13SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 15TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 17ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 18FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 18FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 19SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 19SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 20SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 20SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 20SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 21MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 21MondayEaster MondayNational holidayNB, NT, NU, QC
Apr 21MondayEaster MondayOptional holidayAlberta
Apr 21MondayEaster MondayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Apr 21MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNL
Apr 22TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 28MondayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
May 6TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 9FridayNational Day of HonourObservance 
May 11SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 18SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 19MondayVictoria DayNational holidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 19MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 27TuesdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
May 29ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
Jun 4WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 8SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 9MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 15SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 15SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 19ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 21SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21SaturdayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNT
Jun 21SaturdayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 23MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNL
Jun 24TuesdaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 29SundayRamadan StartMuslim 
Jul 1TuesdayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1TuesdayMemorial DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 9WednesdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 14MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 24ThursdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jul 29TuesdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Aug 4MondayHeritage DayOptional holidayAlberta
Aug 4MondayCivic/Provincial DayCommon local holidayMB, NT, NU
Aug 4MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 4MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 4MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 4MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBC
Aug 4MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 5TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 6WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNL
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 15FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPE
Aug 18MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Sep 1MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
Sep 22MondaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 4SaturdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 4SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 4SaturdayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Oct 9ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 13MondayThanksgiving DayNational holidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 13MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 13MondayThanksgiving DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Oct 15WednesdayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 16ThursdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 17FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 18SaturdayHealthcare Aide DayObservanceBC, Manitoba
Oct 22WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 25SaturdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Oct 31FridayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2SundayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 11TuesdayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11TuesdayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON
Nov 30SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8MondayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11ThursdayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 17WednesdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24WednesdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26FridayBoxing DayNational holidayNB, NL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 26FridayBoxing DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Dec 26FridayBoxing DayOptional holidayAlberta
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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