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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

Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
National Aboriginal Day National Aboriginal Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
St. Jean Baptiste Day St. Jean Baptiste Day Local State, Region, Territory
National Day Canada Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Canada Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Emancipation Day Emancipation Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Civic Day Civic Day Commonly Known Holidays
Tisha B'Av Tisha B'Av Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) First Day of Sukkot Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving National, Federal, Bank, Public
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah shemimi Atzeret / Simchat Torah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Halloween Halloween Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
Veterans Day / Armistice Day / Remembrance Day Remembrance Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Advent First Sunday of Advent Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Hanukkah Hanukkah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Groundhog Day Groundhog Day Commonly Known Holidays
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
St. David's Day St. David's Day Commonly Known Holidays
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Commonwealth Day Commonwealth Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Isra and Mi’raj Isra and Mi’raj Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
April Fools' Day April Fools' Day Commonly Known Holidays
Vimy Ridge Day Vimy Ridge Day Commonly Known Holidays
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
Victoria Day Victoria Day Commonly Known Holidays
Patriot Days National Patriots' Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Whit Monday Whit Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Armed Forces Days Canadian Armed Forces Day Commonly Known Holidays
Trinity Sunday Trinity Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs