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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2019

Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2019

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational 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 5TuesdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15FridayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 18MondayIslander DayCommon local holidayPrince Edward Island
Feb 18MondayFamily DayCommon local holidayAB, BC, NB, ON, SK
Feb 18MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Feb 18MondayLouis Riel DayCommon local holidayManitoba
Feb 22FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal holidayYukon
Mar 1FridaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 5TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
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 holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Apr 3WednesdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 6SaturdayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 9TuesdayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 14SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 18ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 19FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Apr 20SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 20SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 21SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 21SundayEaster SundayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayObservanceAlberta
Apr 22MondayEaster MondayNational holidayNB, NT, NU, QC
Apr 22MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Apr 26FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 27SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 27SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 28SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 29MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 2ThursdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
May 6MondayRamadan StartMuslim 
May 9ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 20MondayVictoria DayNational holidayAll except NS, PE, QC
May 20MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
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 16SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 20ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21FridayNational Indigenous Peoples DayObservance 
Jun 21FridayNational Indigenous Peoples DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories, Yukon
Jun 24MondaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 24MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 1MondayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1MondayMemorial DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 9TuesdayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 15MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 5MondayHeritage DayCommon local holidayAlberta
Aug 5MondayCivic/Provincial DayNational holidayNorthwest Territories, Nunavut
Aug 5MondayCivic/Provincial DayLocal observanceOntario
Aug 5MondaySaskatchewan DayCommon local holidaySaskatchewan
Aug 5MondayTerry Fox DayLocal observanceManitoba
Aug 5MondayNew Brunswick DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Aug 5MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon local holidayBritish Columbia
Aug 5MondayNatal DayCommon local holidayNova Scotia
Aug 7WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 11SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 11SundayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 16FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Aug 19MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Sep 1SundayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 2MondayLabour DayNational holiday 
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 DayNational holidayAll except NB, NS, PE
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Oct 14MondayThanksgiving DayPrescribed Day of RestNew Brunswick
Oct 18FridayHealthcare Aide DayObservanceBritish Columbia, 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 10SundayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayObservanceMB, NS, ON
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except MB, 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 EveObservance 
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayNational holidayNB, NL, NT, NU, ON
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayDesignated Retail Closing DayNova Scotia
Dec 30MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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