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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2016

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2016

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayStatutory Holiday 
Jan 2SaturdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7ThursdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14ThursdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2TuesdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 8MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 8MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayBC
Feb 9TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 10WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 15MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 15MondayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 15MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPE
Feb 15MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, ON, SK
Feb 26FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Mar 1TuesdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 13SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 14MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 14MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNL
Mar 17ThursdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 20SundayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 24ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 24ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 25FridayGood FridayStatutory Holiday 
Mar 26SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayShops Closing DayNL
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNT, NU, QC
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayOptional holidayAlberta
Apr 6WednesdayTartan DayObservance 
Apr 9SaturdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 23SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 25MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNL
Apr 29FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 30SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 30SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 1SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 2MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 4WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
May 5ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 5ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 15SundayPentecostChristian 
May 16MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 22SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 23MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 23MondayVictoria DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
May 23MondayVictoria DayStatutory HolidayAll except NB, NS, PE, QC
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 26ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
Jun 7TuesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Jun 12SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 19SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21TuesdayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNT
Jun 21TuesdayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 24FridaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 27MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 1FridayMemorial DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 1FridayCanada DayStatutory Holiday 
Jul 2SaturdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jul 6WednesdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Jul 9SaturdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 11MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNL
Aug 1MondayCivic/Provincial DayStatutory HolidayNT, Nunavut
Aug 1MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 1MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 1MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 1MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 1MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBC
Aug 1MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 1MondayHeritage DayOptional holidayAlberta
Aug 3WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNL
Aug 14SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 15MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 19FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPE
Sep 5MondayLabour DayStatutory Holiday 
Sep 13TuesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Oct 3MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 3MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 10MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 10MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 10MondayThanksgiving DayObservancePE
Oct 10MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Oct 12WednesdayAshuraMuslim 
Oct 12WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 17MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 18TuesdayHealthcare Aide DayLocal observanceBC, Manitoba
Oct 23SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 24MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 25TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 29SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 6SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 8TuesdayNational Aboriginal Veterans DayObservance 
Nov 11FridayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11FridayRemembrance DayStatutory HolidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11SundayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 12MondayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayStatutory Holiday 
Dec 26MondayKwanzaa (first day)Observance 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayObservance 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayOptional holidayAlberta
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Dec 26MondayDay off for Boxing DayLocal holidaySaskatchewan
Dec 27TuesdayDay off for Boxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayMB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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