Canada Holidays 2016 Public Holidays and Observances

List of Canada Holidays Calendar 2016. All you need to know about Public Holidays and Observances in Canada.

Canada Holidays Calendar 2016 Public Holidays and Observances

Date
Holiday name
Holiday type

January 1, Friday
New Year’s Day
National holiday

January 2, Saturday
Day After New Year’s Day
Quebec

January 6, Wednesday
Epiphany
Observance, Christian

January 7, Thursday
Orthodox Christmas Day
Orthodox

January 14, Thursday
Orthodox New Year
Orthodox

January 25, Monday
Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day)
Jewish holiday

February 2, Tuesday
Groundhog Day
Observance

February 8, Monday
Family Day
British Columbia

February 8, Monday
Chinese New Year
Observance

February 9, Tuesday
Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
Christian

February 10, Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
Christian

February 14, Sunday
Valentine’s Day
Observance

February 15, Monday
National Flag of Canada Day
Observance

February 15, Monday
Islander Day
Prince Edward Island

February 15, Monday
Family Day
AB, ON, SK

February 15, Monday
Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Nova Scotia

February 15, Monday
Louis Riel Day
Manitoba

February 19, Friday
Yukon Heritage Day
Yukon

March 1, Tuesday
St David’s Day
Observance

March 13, Sunday
Daylight Saving Time starts
Clock change/Daylight Saving Time

March 14, Monday
Commonwealth Day
Observance

March 14, Monday
St. Patrick’s Day
Newfoundland and Labrador

March 17, Thursday
St. Patrick’s Day
Observance

March 20, Sunday
Palm Sunday
Christian

March 20, Sunday
March equinox
Season

March 24, Thursday
Maundy Thursday
Christian

March 24, Thursday
Purim
Jewish holiday

March 25, Friday
Good Friday
National holiday, Christian

March 26, Saturday
Holy Saturday
Christian

March 27, Sunday
Easter Sunday
Observance, Christian

March 28, Monday
Easter Monday
AB, AB, BC, NB, PE, QC, YT

April 6, Wednesday
National Tartan Day
Observance

April 9, Saturday
Vimy Ridge Day
Observance

April 23, Saturday
First day of Passover
Jewish holiday

April 25, Monday
St. George’s Day
Newfoundland and Labrador

April 29, Friday
Orthodox Good Friday
Orthodox

April 30, Saturday
Last day of Passover
Jewish holiday

April 30, Saturday
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Orthodox

May 1, Sunday
Orthodox Easter
Orthodox

May 2, Monday
Orthodox Easter Monday
Orthodox

May 4, Wednesday
Yom HaShoah
Jewish holiday

May 5, Thursday
Ascension Day
Christian

May 5, Thursday
Isra and Mi’raj
Muslim

May 8, Sunday
Mother’s Day
Observance

May 12, Thursday
Yom HaAtzmaut
Jewish holiday

May 15, Sunday
Pentecost
Christian

May 16, Monday
Whit Monday
Christian

May 22, Sunday
Trinity Sunday
Christian

May 23, Monday
Victoria Day
All except NS, NU, QC

May 23, Monday
National Patriots’ Day
Quebec

May 26, Thursday
Corpus Christi
Christian

May 26, Thursday
Lag B’Omer
Jewish holiday

June 7, Tuesday
Ramadan begins
Muslim

June 12, Sunday
Shavuot
Jewish holiday

June 19, Sunday
Father’s Day
Observance

June 20, Monday
June Solstice
Season

June 21, Tuesday
National Aboriginal Day
Observance

June 21, Tuesday
National Aboriginal Day
Northwest Territories

June 24, Friday
St. Jean Baptiste Day
Quebec

June 27, Monday
Discovery Day
Newfoundland and Labrador

July 1, Friday
Canada Day
National holiday

July 1, Friday
Memorial Day
Newfoundland and Labrador

July 2, Saturday
Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)
Muslim

July 7, Thursday
Eid-al-Fitr
Muslim

July 9, Saturday
Nunavut Day
Nunavut

July 11, Monday
Orangemen’s Day
Newfoundland and Labrador

August 1, Monday
Heritage Day in Alberta
Common Local holidays

August 1, Monday
Civic/Provincial Day
NT, ON, PE, SK

August 1, Monday
Terry Fox Day
Manitoba

August 1, Monday
New Brunswick Day
New Brunswick

August 1, Monday
British Columbia Day
British Columbia

August 1, Monday
Natal Day
Nova Scotia

August 3, Wednesday
The Royal St John’s Regatta (Regatta Day)
Newfoundland and Labrador

August 14, Sunday
Tisha B’Av
Jewish holiday

August 15, Monday
Assumption of Mary
Christian

August 15, Monday
Discovery Day
Yukon

August 19, Friday
Gold Cup Parade
Prince Edward Island

September 5, Monday
Labour Day
National holiday

September 13, Tuesday
Eid-al-Adha
Muslim

September 22, Thursday
September equinox
Season

October 3, Monday
Rosh Hashana
Jewish holiday

October 3, Monday
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Muslim

October 4, Tuesday
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Christian

October 10, Monday
Thanksgiving Day
National Holiday, all except NB, NL, NS, PE

October 10, Monday
Thanksgiving Day
Observance, NB, NL, NS, PE

October 12, Wednesday
Yom Kippur
Jewish holiday

October 17, Monday
First day of Sukkot
Jewish holiday

October 23, Sunday
Last day of Sukkot
Jewish holiday

October 24, Monday
Shmini Atzeret
Jewish holiday

October 25, Tuesday
Simchat Torah
Jewish holiday

October 29, Saturday
Diwali/Deepavali
Observance

October 31, Monday
Halloween
Observance

November 1, Tuesday
All Saints’ Day
Observance

November 2, Wednesday
All Souls’ Day
Christian

November 6, Sunday
Daylight Saving Time ends
Clock change/Daylight Saving Time

November 11, Friday
Remembrance Day
National Holiday, all except NL, NS, ON, QC

November 11, Friday
Remembrance Day
Observance, Ontario

November 27, Sunday
First Sunday of Advent
Observance

December 8, Thursday
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Christian

December 11, Sunday
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
Observance

December 12, Monday
Prophet’s Birthday
Muslim

December 21, Wednesday
December Solstice
Season

December 24, Saturday
Christmas Eve
Observance

December 25, Sunday
First Day of Hanukkah
Jewish holiday

December 25, Sunday
Christmas
National holiday, Christian

December 26, Monday
Boxing Day
MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT

December 31, Saturday
New Year’s Eve
Observance

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