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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2018

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2018

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayStatutory Holiday 
Jan 2TuesdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7SundayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SundayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 31WednesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2FridayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 12MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayBC
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15ThursdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 16FridayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 19MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 19MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 19MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPE
Feb 19MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, NB, ON, SK
Feb 23FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Mar 1ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 1ThursdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 11SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 12MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 17SaturdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 19MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNL
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 25SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 29ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 30FridayGood FridayStatutory Holiday 
Mar 31SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 31SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayShops Closing DayNL
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNT, NU, QC
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayOptional HolidayAlberta
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Apr 6FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 6FridayTartan DayObservance 
Apr 7SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 8SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 9MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 9MondayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 11WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 13FridayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 19ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 23MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNL
May 3ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 10ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 13SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 16WednesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
May 20SundayPentecostChristian 
May 20SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 21MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 21MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 21MondayVictoria DayStatutory HolidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 27SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 10SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jun 15FridayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Jun 17SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Jun 21ThursdayNational Indigenous Peoples DayObservance 
Jun 21ThursdayNational Indigenous Peoples DayLocal holidayNT, Yukon
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 24SundaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 25MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNL
Jun 25MondaySt. Jean Baptiste Day observedLocal holidayQuebec
Jul 1SundayMemorial DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 1SundayCanada DayStatutory HolidayNL, Nova Scotia
Jul 1SundayCanada DayStatutory Holiday 
Jul 2MondayDay off for Canada DayStatutory Holiday 
Jul 9MondayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 9MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 22SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 1WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNL
Aug 6MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 6MondayCivic/Provincial DayStatutory HolidayNT, Nunavut
Aug 6MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 6MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 6MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 6MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBC
Aug 6MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 6MondayHeritage DayOptional HolidayAlberta
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPE
Aug 20MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 22WednesdayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Sep 3MondayLabour DayStatutory Holiday 
Sep 10MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 12WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 19WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 21FridayAshuraMuslim 
Sep 22SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 24MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 30SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 2TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayObservancePE
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Oct 18ThursdayHealthcare Aide DayLocal observanceBC, Manitoba
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2FridayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 4SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 7WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 8ThursdayNational Aboriginal Veterans DayObservance 
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayStatutory HolidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 12MondayRemembrance Day observedObservanceMB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 12MondayRemembrance Day observedStatutory HolidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 21WednesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 3MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8SaturdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 10MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 11TuesdayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveProvincial Public Sector HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayStatutory Holiday 
Dec 26WednesdayKwanzaa (first day)Observance 
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayStatutory HolidayNL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayProvincial Public Sector HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayOptional HolidayAlberta
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

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