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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2015

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2015

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1ThursdayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2FridayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 3SaturdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Jan 6TuesdayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7WednesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14WednesdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Feb 2MondayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 4WednesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 9MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayBritish Columbia
Feb 14SaturdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15SundayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 16MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPrince Edward Island
Feb 16MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, ON, SK
Feb 16MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 16MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 17TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 18WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 19ThursdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 20FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal holidayYukon
Mar 1SundaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 5ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 8SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 9MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 16MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Mar 17TuesdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 29SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 2ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 3FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 4SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 4SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 5SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 5SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 6MondayEaster MondayNational holidayNB, NT, NU, QC
Apr 6MondayEaster MondayObservanceAlberta
Apr 6MondayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 9ThursdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 10FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 11SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 11SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 12SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 13MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 15WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 20MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Apr 23ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 7ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 10SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 14ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 16SaturdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
May 18MondayVictoria DayNational holidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 18MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 24SundayPentecostChristian 
May 24SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 25MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 31SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 4ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 18ThursdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 21SundayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories
Jun 21SundayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 22MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jun 24WednesdaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jul 1WednesdayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1WednesdayMemorial DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 9ThursdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 13MondayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jul 13MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 18SaturdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Jul 26SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 3MondayHeritage DayCommon local holidayAlberta
Aug 3MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 3MondayCivic/Provincial DayNational holidayNorthwest Territories, Nunavut
Aug 3MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 3MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 3MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 3MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBritish Columbia
Aug 3MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 5WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 21FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Sep 7MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
Sep 14MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 23WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 23WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 24ThursdayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Sep 28MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 4SundayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 4SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 5MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 6TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 12MondayThanksgiving DayNational holidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 12MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 12MondayThanksgiving DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Oct 15ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Oct 18SundayHealthcare Aide DayObservanceBritish Columbia, Manitoba
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2MondayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 10TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 11WednesdayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON
Nov 11WednesdayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 29SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 7MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11FridayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 14MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayNational holidayNB, NL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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