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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2018

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2018

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayNational 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 holidayBritish Columbia
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15ThursdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 16FridayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 19MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPrince Edward Island
Feb 19MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, NB, ON, SK
Feb 19MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 19MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 23FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal 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 holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 25SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 29ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 30FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Mar 31SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 31SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayObservanceAlberta
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayNational holidayNB, NT, NU, QC
Apr 6FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 6FridayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 7SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 8SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 9MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 9MondayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 12ThursdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 13FridayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 19ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 23MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
May 3ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 10ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 13SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 16WednesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
May 20SundayPentecostChristian 
May 20SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 21MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 21MondayVictoria DayNational holidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 21MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 27SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 10SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jun 15FridayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Jun 17SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21ThursdayNational Indigenous Peoples DayObservance 
Jun 21ThursdayNational Indigenous Peoples DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories, Yukon
Jun 24SundaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 25MondaySt. Jean Baptiste Day observedLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 25MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 1SundayCanada DayNational holidayNewfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia
Jul 1SundayMemorial DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 2MondayCanada Day observedNational holiday 
Jul 9MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 9MondayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 22SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 1WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 6MondayHeritage DayCommon local holidayAlberta
Aug 6MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 6MondayCivic/Provincial DayNational holidayNorthwest Territories, Nunavut
Aug 6MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 6MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 6MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 6MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBritish Columbia
Aug 6MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Aug 20MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 22WednesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Sep 3MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
Sep 10MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 12WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 19WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
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 DayNational holidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Oct 18ThursdayHealthcare Aide DayObservanceBritish Columbia, 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 11SundayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON
Nov 12MondayRemembrance Day observedObservanceMB, NS, ON
Nov 12MondayRemembrance Day observedNational 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 25TuesdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayNational holidayNB, NL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

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