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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayStatutory Holiday 
Jan 2ThursdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7TuesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14TuesdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25SaturdayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 2SundayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 10MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15SaturdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 17MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 17MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 17MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPE
Feb 17MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, BC, NB, ON, SK
Feb 21FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Feb 25TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Feb 26WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 1SundaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 8SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 9MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 10TuesdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 16MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNL
Mar 17TuesdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 19ThursdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 22SundayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 5SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 6MondayTartan DayObservance 
Apr 9ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 9ThursdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 9ThursdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayStatutory Holiday 
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayShops Closing DayNL
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNT, NU, QC
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayOptional HolidayAlberta
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Apr 16ThursdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 17FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 18SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 19SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 20MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 20MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNL
Apr 21TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 24FridayRamadan StartMuslim 
Apr 29WednesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 10SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 12TuesdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 18MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 18MondayVictoria DayStatutory HolidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 19TuesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
May 21ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 24SundayEid ul FitrMuslim 
May 29FridayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 31SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 7SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 11ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Jun 21SundayNational Indigenous Peoples DayObservance 
Jun 21SundayNational Indigenous Peoples DayLocal holidayNT, Yukon
Jun 22MondayJune HolidayLocal holidayNL
Jun 24WednesdaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jul 1WednesdayMemorial DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 1WednesdayCanada DayStatutory Holiday 
Jul 9ThursdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 13MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 30ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Jul 31FridayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Aug 3MondayCivic/Provincial DayStatutory HolidayNT, Nunavut
Aug 3MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 3MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 3MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 3MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 3MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBC
Aug 3MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 3MondayHeritage DayOptional HolidayAlberta
Aug 3MondayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNL
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 21FridayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Aug 21FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPE
Aug 29SaturdayAshuraMuslim 
Sep 7MondayLabour DayStatutory Holiday 
Sep 19SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 28MondayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 3SaturdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 4SundayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 9FridayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 10SaturdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 11SundaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 12MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 12MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 12MondayThanksgiving DayObservancePE
Oct 12MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Oct 18SundayHealthcare Aide DayLocal observanceBC, Manitoba
Oct 29ThursdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 1SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 2MondayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 8SundayNational Aboriginal Veterans DayObservance 
Nov 11WednesdayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11WednesdayRemembrance DayStatutory HolidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 14SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 29SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11FridayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 11FridayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 18FridayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveProvincial Public Sector HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayStatutory Holiday 
Dec 26SaturdayKwanzaa (first day)Observance 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayStatutory HolidayNL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayOptional HolidayAlberta
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayProvincial Public Sector HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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