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All Souls' Day in Canada

All Souls’ Day is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead. The intent is for the living to assist those in purgatory. Many western churches annually observe All Souls’ Day on November 2 and many eastern churches celebrate it prior to Lent and the day before Pentecost.

Is All Souls' Day a Public Holiday?

All Souls' Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Saturday, November 2, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Saturday opening hours in Canada.

Many people visit family graves on All Souls' Day.

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About All Souls' Day

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All Souls' Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015MonNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2016WedNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2017ThuNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2018FriNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2019SatNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2020MonNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2021TueNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2022WedNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2023ThuNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2024SatNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
2025SunNov 2All Souls' DayObservance, Christian 

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