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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2026

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2026

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1ThursdayNew Year's DayStatutory Holiday 
Jan 2FridayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6TuesdayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7WednesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14WednesdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 16FridayIsra and Mi'raj (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Feb 2MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2MondayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 14SaturdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15SundayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 16MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 16MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 16MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPE
Feb 16MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, BC, NB, ON, SK
Feb 17TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Feb 17TuesdayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 18WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 18WednesdayRamadan Start (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Feb 20FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Mar 1SundaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 3TuesdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 8SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 9MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 15SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Mar 16MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNL
Mar 17TuesdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20FridayEid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 29SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 2ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 2ThursdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 3FridayGood FridayStatutory Holiday 
Apr 4SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 5SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 5SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 5SundayEaster SundayShops Closing DayNL
Apr 6MondayEaster MondayOptional HolidayAlberta
Apr 6MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNT, NU, QC
Apr 6MondayEaster MondayStatutory HolidayNew Brunswick
Apr 6MondayEaster MondayLocal de facto holidayYukon
Apr 6MondayTartan DayObservance 
Apr 9ThursdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 9ThursdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 10FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 11SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 12SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 13MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 14TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 20MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNL
Apr 22WednesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 5TuesdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 10SundayMothers' DayObservance 
May 14ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 18MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 18MondayVictoria DayStatutory HolidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 22FridayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 24SundayPentecostChristian 
May 25MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 27WednesdayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
May 31SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 4ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 17WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Jun 21SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Jun 21SundayNational Indigenous Peoples DayObservance 
Jun 21SundayNational Indigenous Peoples DayLocal holidayNT, Yukon
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 22MondayJune HolidayLocal holidayNL
Jun 24WednesdaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 26FridayAshura (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Jul 1WednesdayMemorial DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 1WednesdayCanada DayStatutory Holiday 
Jul 9ThursdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 13MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNL
Jul 23ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
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 5WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNL
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 21FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPE
Aug 26WednesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Sep 7MondayLabour DayStatutory Holiday 
Sep 12SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 21MondayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26SaturdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 30WednesdayNational Day for Truth and ReconciliationStatutory HolidayBC, NT, NU, PE, YT
Sep 30WednesdayNational Day for Truth and ReconciliationFederal Employees Holiday 
Oct 2FridayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 3SaturdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 4SundayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 4SundaySimchat 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 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 29SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 5SaturdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11FridayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 12SaturdayLast 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 DayProvincial Public Sector HolidayNew Brunswick
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayOptional HolidayAlberta
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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