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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2017

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2017

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
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 28SaturdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 2ThursdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 11SaturdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 13MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayBritish Columbia
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15WednesdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 20MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPrince Edward Island
Feb 20MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, ON, SK
Feb 20MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 20MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 24FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal holidayYukon
Feb 28TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Mar 1WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 1WednesdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 12SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 12SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 13MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 17FridaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20MondayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 20MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Apr 6ThursdayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 9SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 9SundayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 11TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 13ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 14FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 14FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 15SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 15SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 16SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 16SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 16SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 17MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 17MondayEaster MondayNational holidayNB, NT, NU, QC
Apr 17MondayEaster MondayObservanceAlberta
Apr 18TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 24MondayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 24MondayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 24MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
May 2TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 14SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 14SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 22MondayVictoria DayNational holidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 22MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 25ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 27SaturdayRamadan StartMuslim 
May 31WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 4SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 5MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 11SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 15ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 18SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 21WednesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21WednesdayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories, Yukon
Jun 21WednesdayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 24SaturdaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 26MondayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Jun 26MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 1SaturdayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1SaturdayMemorial DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 9SundayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 10MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 10MondayNunavut Day observedLocal holidayNunavut
Aug 1TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 2WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 7MondayHeritage DayCommon local holidayAlberta
Aug 7MondayCivic/Provincial DayNational holidayNorthwest Territories, Nunavut
Aug 7MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 7MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 7MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 7MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 7MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBritish Columbia
Aug 7MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 15TuesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 18FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Aug 21MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Sep 2SaturdayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Sep 4MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
Sep 21ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 22FridayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 22FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 30SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 4WednesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 5ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 9MondayThanksgiving DayNational holidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 9MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 9MondayThanksgiving DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Oct 11WednesdayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 12ThursdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 13FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 18WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 18WednesdayHealthcare Aide DayObservanceBritish Columbia, Manitoba
Oct 31TuesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1WednesdayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2ThursdayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 5SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 11SaturdayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11SaturdayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON
Dec 1FridayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Dec 3SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8FridayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11MondayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 13WednesdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 20WednesdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21ThursdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayNational holidayNB, NL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance 

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