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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2019

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2019

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayStatutory Holiday 
Jan 2WednesdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7MondayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14MondayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 21MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2SaturdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 5TuesdayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15FridayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 18MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 18MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 18MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPE
Feb 18MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, BC, NB, ON, SK
Feb 22FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Mar 1FridaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 5TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Mar 6WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 10SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 11MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 17SundaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 18MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNL
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Apr 3WednesdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 6SaturdayTartan DayObservance 
Apr 9TuesdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 14SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 18ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 19FridayGood FridayStatutory Holiday 
Apr 20SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 20SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 21SundayEaster SundayShops Closing DayNL
Apr 21SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 21SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayOptional HolidayAlberta
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNT, NU, QC
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Apr 22MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNL
Apr 26FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 27SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 27SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 28SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 29MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 1WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
May 6MondayRamadan StartMuslim 
May 9ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 12SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 20MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 20MondayVictoria DayStatutory HolidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 23ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 30ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 31FridayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jun 4TuesdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Jun 9SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 9SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 10MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 16SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 16SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Jun 20ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 21FridayNational Indigenous Peoples DayObservance 
Jun 21FridayNational Indigenous Peoples DayLocal holidayNT, Yukon
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 24MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNL
Jun 24MondaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jul 1MondayMemorial DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 1MondayCanada DayStatutory Holiday 
Jul 9TuesdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 15MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNL
Aug 5MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 5MondayCivic/Provincial DayStatutory HolidayNT, Nunavut
Aug 5MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 5MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 5MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 5MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBC
Aug 5MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 5MondayHeritage DayOptional HolidayAlberta
Aug 7WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNL
Aug 11SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 11SundayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 16FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPE
Aug 19MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Sep 1SundayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 2MondayLabour DayStatutory Holiday 
Sep 10TuesdayAshuraMuslim 
Sep 23MondaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 30MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 4FridayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 9WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 14MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayObservancePE
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Oct 18FridayHealthcare Aide DayLocal observanceBC, Manitoba
Oct 20SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 21MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 22TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 27SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31ThursdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2SaturdayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 3SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 8FridayNational Aboriginal Veterans DayObservance 
Nov 10SundayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayStatutory HolidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON, QC
Dec 1SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8SundayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11WednesdayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 21SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 23MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveStatutory Half DayNew Brunswick
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayStatutory Holiday 
Dec 26ThursdayKwanzaa (first day)Observance 
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayStatutory HolidayNL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayOptional HolidayAlberta
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayProvincial Public Sector HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 30MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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