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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2023

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2023

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayStatutory Holiday 
Jan 2MondayDay off for New Year's DayStatutory Holiday 
Jan 2MondayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7SaturdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SaturdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 22SundayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 2ThursdayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 6MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15WednesdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 18SaturdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Feb 20MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 20MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 20MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPE
Feb 20MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, BC, NB, ON, SK
Feb 21TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Feb 22WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 24FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Mar 1WednesdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 7TuesdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 12SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 13MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 17FridaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNL
Mar 20MondayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 23ThursdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Apr 2SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 6ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 6ThursdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 6ThursdayTartan DayObservance 
Apr 7FridayGood FridayStatutory Holiday 
Apr 8SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayShops Closing DayNL
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 9SundayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayOptional HolidayAlberta
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Apr 10MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNT, NU, QC
Apr 13ThursdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 14FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 15SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 16SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 17MondayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Apr 17MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 18TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 21FridayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Apr 24MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNL
Apr 26WednesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 6SaturdayThe Coronation of King Charles IIIObservance 
May 9TuesdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 14SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 18ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 22MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 22MondayVictoria DayStatutory HolidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 26FridayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 28SundayPentecostChristian 
May 29MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 4SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 8ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 18SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Jun 21WednesdayNational Indigenous Peoples DayObservance 
Jun 21WednesdayNational Indigenous Peoples DayLocal holidayNT, Yukon
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 24SaturdaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 26MondayJune HolidayLocal holidayNL
Jun 28WednesdayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Jul 1SaturdayMemorial DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 1SaturdayCanada DayStatutory Holiday 
Jul 9SundayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 10MondayNunavut Day observedLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 10MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 19WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Jul 27ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Jul 28FridayAshuraMuslim 
Aug 2WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNL
Aug 7MondayCivic/Provincial DayStatutory HolidayNT, Nunavut
Aug 7MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 7MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 7MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 7MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 7MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBC
Aug 7MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 7MondayHeritage DayOptional HolidayAlberta
Aug 15TuesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 18FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPE
Aug 21MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Sep 4MondayLabour DayStatutory Holiday 
Sep 16SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25MondayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 27WednesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Sep 30SaturdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 30SaturdayNational Day for Truth and ReconciliationStatutory HolidayBC, NT, NU, PE, YT
Sep 30SaturdayNational Day for Truth and ReconciliationFederal Employees Holiday 
Oct 4WednesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 6FridayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 7SaturdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 8SundaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 9MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 9MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 9MondayThanksgiving DayObservancePE
Oct 9MondayThanksgiving DayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Oct 18WednesdayHealthcare Aide DayLocal observanceBC, Manitoba
Oct 31TuesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1WednesdayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2ThursdayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 5SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 8WednesdayNational Aboriginal Veterans DayObservance 
Nov 11SaturdayRemembrance DayStatutory HolidayAll except MB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11SaturdayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON, QC
Nov 12SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Dec 3SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8FridayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 8FridayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 11MondayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 15FridayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21ThursdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayStatutory Holiday 
Dec 26TuesdayKwanzaa (first day)Observance 
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayStatutory HolidayNL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayProvincial Public Sector HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 26TuesdayBoxing DayOptional HolidayAlberta
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance 

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