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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?

Even though All Souls' Day falls on Saturday, November 2, 2019, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular 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 Type
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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