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Holidays & Observances in Canada

Canada is a North American country north of the United States. Settled by both the English and the French, Canada’s culture has been greatly affected by both. The Province of Quebec uses French as its official language while the rest of the country predominantly speaks English. Canada’s culture is still very connected to the United Kingdom, and this is evident in their celebration of holidays such as Victoria Day. They are also influenced by the United States with holidays such as Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on a different date than in the United States, but involves very similar traditions. Religiously Canada is very diverse, and Christian, Jewish, and Muslim holidays are all considered important. Christianity is the most influential, though, and many Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter are celebrated across the country even by those who do not practice Christianity.

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Advent Advent Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Hanukkah Hanukkah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Tu B'Shevat Tu B'Shevat Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Valentine's Day Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Flag Day Flag Day - Canada Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
St. David's Day Noteworthy & Common
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Commonwealth Day Commonwealth Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Purim Purim Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Isra and Mi’raj Isra and Mi’raj Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Vimy Ridge Day Noteworthy & Common
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Passover Passover Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Yom HaShoah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
St. George's Day St. Georgia's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) Yom Ha’atzmaut Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mothers' Day Mothers Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Lag BaOmer Lag BaOmer Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Queen's Birthday Victoria Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Ascension Day Ascension Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Eid al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Patriot Days National Patriots' Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Shavuot Shavuot Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Pentecost / Whit Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Whit (Pentecost) Monday Whit Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Trinity Sunday Trinity Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Armed Forces Days Canadian Armed Forces Day Noteworthy & Common
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
National Aboriginal Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
St. Jean Baptiste Day St. Jean Baptiste Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
National Day Canada Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Canada Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Tisha B'Av Tisha B'Av Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Emancipation Day Emancipation Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Civic Day Local State, Region, Territory
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) First day of Sukkot Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Shemini Atzeret Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Simchat Torah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving National, Federal, Bank, Public
Mawlid al-Nabi Mawlid al-Nabi - The Prophet's Birthday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Halloween Halloween Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Veterans Day / Armistice Day / Remembrance Day Remembrance Day National, Federal, Bank, Public