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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2021

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2021

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2SaturdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7ThursdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14ThursdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 28ThursdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2TuesdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 12FridayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15MondayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 15MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPrince Edward Island
Feb 15MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, BC, NB, ON, SK
Feb 15MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 15MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 16TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 17WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 26FridayPurimJewish holiday 
Feb 26FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Mar 1MondaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 8MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 11ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Mar 14SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 15MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Mar 17WednesdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 28SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 28SundayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 1ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 2FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 4SundayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holidayNB, NT, NU, QC
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayOptional holidayAlberta
Apr 6TuesdayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 8ThursdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 9FridayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 13TuesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Apr 15ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 26MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Apr 30FridayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
Apr 30FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
May 1SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 2SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 3MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 8SaturdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
May 9SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 13ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 13ThursdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
May 17MondayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 23SundayPentecostChristian 
May 24MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 24MondayVictoria DayNational holidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 24MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 30SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 3ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 20SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 20SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 21MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jun 21MondayNational Indigenous Peoples DayObservance 
Jun 21MondayNational Indigenous Peoples DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories, Yukon
Jun 24ThursdaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jul 1ThursdayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1ThursdayMemorial DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 9FridayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 12MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 18SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Jul 20TuesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Aug 2MondayHeritage DayOptional holidayAlberta
Aug 2MondayCivic/Provincial DayCommon local holidayNorthwest Territories, Nunavut
Aug 2MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 2MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 2MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 2MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 2MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBritish Columbia
Aug 2MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 4WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 10TuesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Aug 15SundayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 16MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 20FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Sep 6MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
Sep 7TuesdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 16ThursdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 21TuesdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 27MondayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Sep 28TuesdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Sep 29WednesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 4MondayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 11MondayThanksgiving DayNational holidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 11MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 11MondayThanksgiving DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Oct 18MondayHealthcare Aide DayObservanceBritish Columbia, Manitoba
Oct 19TuesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Oct 31SundayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1MondayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2TuesdayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 4ThursdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 7SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 11ThursdayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11ThursdayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON
Nov 28SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Nov 29MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 6MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8WednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11SaturdayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24FridayChristmas Day observedNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayNational holidayNB, NL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayOptional holidayAlberta
Dec 31FridayNew Year's EveObservance 

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