Canada Bank Holidays 2020 is a complete list of holidays on which Canadians get to enjoy a day off from their work. Holiday might be a small word, but it can bring a lot of enjoy in the life of people, as they get to spend some quality time with family and friends. A holiday is something that people of all ages can enjoy.

A much-needed non-working day awaits you in the form of a holiday. It provides the break that people need from their hectic work schedule. Holidays can be enjoyed in the form of vacations or even a long weekend getaway. You might also relax and laze around the whole day, if you want. Ultimately, you get to do what you want.

As per the rules of Canada, public holidays are known by the names, “stat holidays”, “statutory holidays” or just “stats”. These holidays have been legislated at the federal, provincial and territorial level. Some of the holidays are celebrated or observed on national level, while others maybe observed on a provincial level.

123NewYear’s team is well aware of the fact that why you need the holidays. So, they have created a complete list of Canadian holidays that people of Canada can refer to whenever they want. Usually, if a holiday falls on a weekend, then it is observed on the immediate next Monday.

Here is the list of holidays in Canada for the year 2020.

National or local bank holidays

New Year's Day
 Wednesday - 1st of January 2020  National holiday

 All states

New Year's Day is the first day of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar used in Canada and many other countries.

Just like any other country, this day is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show in Canada as well. Clubs and bars are popular places to spend the previous night, while on this day people might visit other people’s home, to welcome the New Year. Resolutions are a common tradition around the world and Canada is no different. On New Year’s Eve, you will be able to witness spectacular fireworks shows.


Day After New Year’s Day
 Thursday - 2nd of January 2020  Local holiday

 Quebec  

The day after New Year’s Day is an annual holiday for many citizens in Quebec, Canada, on January 2.


Islander Day
 Monday - 17th of February 2020  Common local holiday

 Prince Edward Island  

Islander Day is a day off for many people in the province of Prince Edward Island in Canada.


Family Day
 Monday - 17th of February 2020  Common local holiday

 Alberta   Ontario   Saskatchewan   New Brunswick  

Family Day is a public holiday in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and New Brunswick.

Every worker gets to have a day off to spend time with family and friends. This day is of great significance as people observe it as a day of strengthening bonds with loved ones, as their hectic schedule takes away all their time. As people continue to understand the importance of a close knit family, this holiday is gaining quite a lot of popularity.


Family Day
 Monday - 17th of February 2020  Common local holiday

 British Columbia  

Family Day is a public holiday in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and New Brunswick.

Every worker gets to have a day off to spend time with family and friends. This day is of great significance as people observe it as a day of strengthening bonds with loved ones, as their hectic schedule takes away all their time. As people continue to understand the importance of a close knit family, this holiday is gaining quite a lot of popularity.


Nova Scotia Heritage Day
 Monday - 17th of February 2020  Common local holiday

 Nova Scotia  

Nova Scotia Heritage Day is a day off for Canadians in Nova Scotia. It aims to recognize cultural or historical contributions to the province.


Louis Riel Day
 Monday - 17th of February 2020  Common local holiday

 Manitoba  

Louis Riel Day celebrates the achievements and life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who was a leader of the Métis people.


Yukon Heritage Day
 Friday - 28th of February 2020  Local holiday

 Yukon  

National Heritage Day, also known as Heritage Day, is usually celebrated in the Yukon in Canada on the last Friday of February.


St. Patrick's Day
 Monday - 16th of March 2020  Local holiday

 Newfoundland and Labrador  

St Patrick's Day commemorates the life and work of St Patrick, a Christian missionary who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries.


Good Friday
 Friday - 10th of April 2020  National holiday

 All states

On Good Friday, Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and it is a statutory holiday in many parts of Canada.

It is the last Friday before Easter Sunday. It is a day when Christians mourn as it signifies the day, when Jesus Christ was crucified. Special Church services are characteristic of this day. Hot Cross Buns are a traditional treat that are prepared for this day.


Easter Monday
 Monday - 13th of April 2020  National holiday

 New Brunswick   Northwest Territories   Nunavut   Quebec  

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and a holiday for many Canadians.

Easter Sunday falls on a Sunday thus the next day, which is Monday is called Easter Monday. People tend to commemorate the resurrection of Christ on this day. It also marks the end of the long weekend that started with Good Friday. Easter tradition involves eggs made out of chocolate that are hidden and competitions are held to find them. These chocolate Easter eggs can also be presented to one another as a gift.


St. George's Day
 Monday - 20th of April 2020  Local holiday

 Newfoundland and Labrador  

St George’s Day is a holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Victoria Day
 Monday - 18th of May 2020  National holiday

 Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nunavut   Ontario   Saskatchewan   Yukon  

Victoria Day is celebrated in honor of the birthdays of both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada.

On the Monday preceding the 25th of May, Victoria Day is celebrated to honor the birthday of Queen Victoria. Queen’s birthday is an official holiday in the country of Canada. Royal Union Flag is a part of the celebrations on this day, as they are flown at all the federal government buildings. Parades and evening fireworks show are characteristic celebrations for this day.


National Patriots' Day
 Monday - 18th of May 2020  Local holiday

 Quebec  

National Patriots’ Day is an annual holiday in Québec, Canada, on the Monday before May 25.

The celebrations for this day coincide with that of Victoria Day. It marks the day the rebellion that was built against the British in the year 1873. The celebrations for this day include marches, public speeches and music concerts as well as a special commemorative dinner.


National Indigenous Peoples Day
 Sunday - 21st of June 2020  Local holiday

 Northwest Territories   Yukon  

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates Canada’s Indigenous culture and the achievements made by the country’s indigenous peoples.


Discovery Day
 Monday - 22nd of June 2020  Local holiday

 Newfoundland and Labrador  

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Discovery Day commemorates John Cabot’s arrival at the province on June 24, 1497.

Discovery Day is also by the name Cabot 500 day. On this day, Giovanni Cabot discovered the province’s island portion and is celebrated across the province of Labrador and Newfoundland.


St. Jean Baptiste Day
 Wednesday - 24th of June 2020  Local holiday

 Quebec  

Saint Jean Baptiste Day (Fête nationale du Québec, Quebec National Holiday, la Saint-Jean, St. John the Baptist Day) is the national holiday of the Canadian province of Quebec.

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is another name for National Holiday of Quebec. National Holiday of Quebec is also the feast day for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Festivities for this day include bonfires, parades, feasts and fireworks.


Canada Day
 Wednesday - 1st of July 2020  National holiday

 All states

Canada Day is a federal holiday on July 1 to mark the anniversary of the date that Canada became a self-governing country.

Canada day signifies the day on which, Canada became a self-governing dominion that included a federation of four provinces in the year 1867. Pancakes as breakfast, concerts, parades, and firework displays are some of the celebrations that are popular for this day.


Memorial Day
 Wednesday - 1st of July 2020  Local holiday

 Newfoundland and Labrador  

Memorial Day is observed in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on July 1 each year.


Nunavut Day
 Thursday - 9th of July 2020  Local holiday

 Nunavut  

Nunavut Day is an annual holiday in Canada's Nunavut Territory.


Orangemen's Day
 Monday - 13th of July 2020  Local holiday

 Newfoundland and Labrador  

Orangemen's Day is a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. It commemorates the Battle of the Boyne, which took place in 1690 outside Drogheda, now in the Republic of Ireland.


Heritage Day
 Monday - 3rd of August 2020  Common local holiday

 Alberta  

Heritage Day is celebrated in Alberta on the first Monday of August. Although it is not a statutory holiday, it may used as an optional holiday to celebrate Canadian heritage in the province.


Civic/Provincial Day
 Monday - 3rd of August 2020  National holiday

 Northwest Territories   Nunavut  

Many Canadian provinces and territories have a civic holiday to celebrate some aspect of their culture or history on the first Monday of August.


Saskatchewan Day
 Monday - 3rd of August 2020  Common local holiday

 Saskatchewan  


New Brunswick Day
 Monday - 3rd of August 2020  Common local holiday

 New Brunswick  

New Brunswick Day is an opportunity for Canadians from the province of New Brunswick to celebrate their history and culture. It is celebrated on the first Monday of August.


British Columbia Day
 Monday - 3rd of August 2020  Common local holiday

 British Columbia  

British Columbia Day is a statutory holiday in the Canadian province of British Columbia.


Natal Day
 Monday - 3rd of August 2020  Common local holiday

 Nova Scotia  

Natal Day is a civic holiday to celebrate the “birthday” of the Nova Scotia province. It is held on the first Monday of August.


The Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)
 Wednesday - 5th of August 2020  Local holiday

 Newfoundland and Labrador  

Regatta Day is on the first Wednesday of August and it is a local holiday in the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador.


Discovery Day
 Monday - 17th of August 2020  Local holiday

 Yukon  

Discovery Day is a public holiday in the Canadian territory of Yukon on the third Monday of August. It commemorates the anniversary of the discovery of gold in Bonanza Creek in the 19th century.

Discovery Day is also by the name Cabot 500 day. On this day, Giovanni Cabot discovered the province’s island portion and is celebrated across the province of Labrador and Newfoundland.


Gold Cup Parade
 Friday - 21st of August 2020  Local holiday

 Prince Edward Island  

The Gold Cup Parade is Atlantic Canada’s largest parade and the largest parade east of Montreal. It is held annually in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada on the third Friday of August.


Labour Day
 Monday - 7th of September 2020  National holiday

 All states

Labour Day in Canada is a holiday to campaign for workers' rights. It celebrates the achievements of these rights.

The 1st Monday in the month of September, marks the movement that was started by the workers to earn their rights to higher wage and better working conditions. Nowadays, people plan vacations to spend time with family on this day.


Thanksgiving Day
 Monday - 12th of October 2020  National holiday

 Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nunavut   Ontario   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon  

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday to give thanks for the blessings in one's life, particularly the harvest. It is a day off work for many Canadians.

The 2nd Monday in the month of October has been celebrated as Thanksgiving Day in Canada since the year 1957. People of Canada celebrate this day as a day to appreciate the good harvest that they received. Traditional meals like turkey roasts, pumpkins, corn ears, and many more delicacies, are prepared on this day. Being on a Monday, people get a long weekend, hence some may take off on a family getaway.


Remembrance Day
 Wednesday - 11th of November 2020  National holiday

 Alberta   British Columbia   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nunavut   Prince Edward Island   Saskatchewan   Yukon  

Remembrance Day commemorates civilians and military personnel who lost their lives in armed conflicts.

Memory of martyrs in the First World War and the Second World War are Remembrance Day is celebrated on this day. Artificial poppy flowers are popularly used by some to decorate their clothes. Special Church services are held on this day to honor the local war memorials. All government building hoists the Canadian national flag on this day.


Christmas
 Friday - 25th of December 2020  National holiday

 All states

Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day in Canada.

Christmas Day marks the birthday of Jesus Christ and is a holy day for Christians around the world. The original date is supposed to be 25th December in the year 1 BC. 25th of December is considered to be a public holiday in majority of countries around the world. On this day people decorate their homes and place beautifully adorned Christmas trees in their house. Exchanging gifts and visiting or organizing get-together are a common practice on this day.


Boxing Day
 Saturday - 26th of December 2020  National holiday

 New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nunavut   Ontario  

The day after Christmas Day is known as Boxing Day and is a holiday in many parts of Canada.

Boxing Day is also considered to be a public holiday. It is celebrated on the day after Christmas as a part of Christmas celebrations on the 26th December in many countries. Boxing Day is celebrated by spending quality time with near and dear ones.


Other important days

Epiphany
 Monday - 6th of January 2020  Observance

 All states

Many people in Canada annually observe Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, on January 6. It is a Christian observance.


Orthodox Christmas Day
 Tuesday - 7th of January 2020  Orthodox

 All states

Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Canada observe Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.


Orthodox New Year
 Tuesday - 14th of January 2020  Orthodox

 All states

Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Canada celebrate New Year’s Day on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.


Chinese New Year
 Saturday - 25th of January 2020  Observance

 All states

Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.


Groundhog Day
 Sunday - 2nd of February 2020  Observance

 All states

Groundhog Day is celebrated in Canada on February 2 each year.


Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
 Monday - 10th of February 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is a Jewish festival that marks the start of a new cycle for the tithe on fruit trees.


Valentine's Day
 Friday - 14th of February 2020  Observance

 All states

On Valentine's Day, people pronounce or re-affirm their feelings of romantic love for someone, often by sending cards or giving gifts.


National Flag of Canada Day
 Saturday - 15th of February 2020  Observance

 All states

Flag Day in Canada commemorates the inauguration of the Canadian national flag, which features a red maple leaf on a red and white background.


Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
 Tuesday - 25th of February 2020  Christian

 All states

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. It may coincide with the winter carnival season in Canada.


Ash Wednesday
 Wednesday - 26th of February 2020  Christian

 All states

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in for many Christians in Canada.


St David's Day
 Sunday - 1st of March 2020  Observance

 All states

Many Welsh communities in Canada annually celebrate the life St David, who is Wales’ patron saint, on St David’s Day on March 1.


Daylight Saving Time starts
 Sunday - 8th of March 2020  Clock change/Daylight Saving Time

 All states


Commonwealth Day
 Monday - 9th of March 2020  Observance

 All states

The Commonwealth of Nations, which includes Canada, is commemorated on Commonwealth Day.


Purim
 Tuesday - 10th of March 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.


St. Patrick's Day
 Tuesday - 17th of March 2020  Observance

 All states

St Patrick's Day commemorates the life and work of St Patrick, a Christian missionary who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries.


March Equinox
 Friday - 20th of March 2020  Season

 All states


Isra and Mi'raj
 Sunday - 22nd of March 2020  Muslim

 All states

Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night when the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.


Palm Sunday
 Sunday - 5th of April 2020  Christian

 All states

Palm Sunday in Canada celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.


National Tartan Day
 Monday - 6th of April 2020  Observance

 All states

Tartan Day is a special day for Canadians to celebrate their national, provincial, territorial or personal tartans.


Maundy Thursday
 Thursday - 9th of April 2020  Christian

 All states

Many Christians in the Canada celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.


First day of Passover
 Thursday - 9th of April 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Passover marks the Israelites' liberation from slavery and their exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.


Vimy Ridge Day
 Thursday - 9th of April 2020  Observance

 All states

Vimy Ridge Day commemorates the Canadian soldier’s battle and victory at Vimy Ridge in France during the First World War.


Holy Saturday
 Saturday - 11th of April 2020  Christian

 All states

Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday in Canada.


Easter Sunday
 Sunday - 12th of April 2020  Observance

 All states

Easter Sunday is the most important day in the Christian church calendar in Canada. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion, according to Christian belief.


Easter Monday
 Monday - 13th of April 2020  Observance

 Alberta  

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and a holiday for many Canadians.

Easter Sunday falls on a Sunday thus the next day, which is Monday is called Easter Monday. People tend to commemorate the resurrection of Christ on this day. It also marks the end of the long weekend that started with Good Friday. Easter tradition involves eggs made out of chocolate that are hidden and competitions are held to find them. These chocolate Easter eggs can also be presented to one another as a gift.


Last day of Passover
 Thursday - 16th of April 2020  Hebrew

 All states

The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.


Orthodox Good Friday
 Friday - 17th of April 2020  Orthodox

 All states

Many Orthodox Christians in Canada remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday.


Orthodox Holy Saturday
 Saturday - 18th of April 2020  Orthodox

 All states

Many Orthodox Christians in Canada remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.


Orthodox Easter
 Sunday - 19th of April 2020  Orthodox

 All states

Orthodox Christians in Canada celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha.


Orthodox Easter Monday
 Monday - 20th of April 2020  Orthodox

 All states

Many Orthodox churches in Canada observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.


Yom HaShoah
 Tuesday - 21st of April 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Yom Hashoah commemorates the lives of about six million Jewish people who died during World War II. This observance is annually held on the 27th day of the month of Nisan.


Ramadan Start
 Friday - 24th of April 2020  Muslim

 All states

Many Muslims in Canada welcome Ramadan as period of fasting, self-evaluation and spiritual growth. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.


Yom HaAtzmaut
 Wednesday - 29th of April 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Many Jewish communities in Canada celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut, which is Israel’s Independence Day, on the fifth day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.


Mother's Day
 Sunday - 10th of May 2020  Observance

 All states

Mother’s Day is celebrated in Canada on the second Sunday of May each year.

Moms are an integral part of everybody’s life, so to show gratitude and appreciation for them; the 2nd Sunday in the month of May is celebrated as Mother’s Day. Apart from gifts like cards, flowers, chocolate and jewellery people might show their love through small gestures like taking out their mom for lunch or prepare for them a breakfast in bed.


Lag B'Omer
 Tuesday - 12th of May 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Many Jewish people in Canada observe Lag B’Omer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.


Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
 Tuesday - 19th of May 2020  Muslim

 All states

Laylat al-Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.


Ascension Day
 Thursday - 21st of May 2020  Christian

 All states

Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.


Eid ul Fitr
 Sunday - 24th of May 2020  Muslim

 All states

Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.


Shavuot
 Friday - 29th of May 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals celebrated among many Jewish Canadians.


Pentecost
 Sunday - 31st of May 2020  Christian

 All states

Many Christians in Canada observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.


Whit Monday
 Monday - 1st of June 2020  Christian

 All states

Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.


Trinity Sunday
 Sunday - 7th of June 2020  Christian

 All states

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in Canada.


Corpus Christi
 Thursday - 11th of June 2020  Christian

 All states

Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.


June Solstice
 Saturday - 20th of June 2020  Season

 All states


Father's Day
 Sunday - 21st of June 2020  Observance

 All states

Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives.

Fathers have been a pillar of support, all your life. On the 3rd Sunday of June you get to show your love for your father. Cards, clothes, chocolates, bottles of wine and even books are presented to the fathers to show gratitude and appreciation.


National Indigenous Peoples Day
 Sunday - 21st of June 2020  Observance

 All states

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates Canada’s Indigenous culture and the achievements made by the country’s indigenous peoples.


Tisha B'Av
 Thursday - 30th of July 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.


Eid ul Adha
 Friday - 31st of July 2020  Muslim

 All states

Many Muslims in Canada celebrate Eid al-Adha around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.


Civic/Provincial Day
 Monday - 3rd of August 2020  Local observance

 Ontario  

Many Canadian provinces and territories have a civic holiday to celebrate some aspect of their culture or history on the first Monday of August.


Terry Fox Day
 Monday - 3rd of August 2020  Local observance

 Manitoba  


Assumption of Mary
 Saturday - 15th of August 2020  Christian

 All states

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary in Canada is observed as a Holy Day of Obligation - a day when some Christian denominations are obliged to attend mass, on August 15 each year.


Muharram/Islamic New Year
 Thursday - 20th of August 2020  Muslim

 All states

The first day of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the start of the Islamic New Year.


Rosh Hashana
 Saturday - 19th of September 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Rosh Hashana, also spelled Rosh Hashanah, is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. The event begins on the first day of Tishrei (or Tishri), which is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar.


September Equinox
 Tuesday - 22nd of September 2020  Season

 All states


Yom Kippur
 Monday - 28th of September 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Yom Kippur is an important Jewish holiday that falls on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar.


First day of Sukkot
 Saturday - 3rd of October 2020  Hebrew

 All states

The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival for Jewish communities in many countries, including Canada.


Feast of St Francis of Assisi
 Sunday - 4th of October 2020  Christian

 All states

Many churches in Canada celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi to honor St Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, on October 4 each year.


Hoshana Rabbah
 Friday - 9th of October 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Many Jewish communities in countries such as Canada observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.


Shemini Atzeret
 Saturday - 10th of October 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Shemini Atzeret (or Shmini Atzeret) is a Jewish holiday dedicated to the love of God, while Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) marks the end of Sukkot and celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.


Simchat Torah
 Sunday - 11th of October 2020  Hebrew

 All states

Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that marks the end of Sukkot and celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.


Thanksgiving Day
 Monday - 12th of October 2020  Observance

 Nova Scotia   New Brunswick   Prince Edward Island  

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday to give thanks for the blessings in one's life, particularly the harvest. It is a day off work for many Canadians.

The 2nd Monday in the month of October has been celebrated as Thanksgiving Day in Canada since the year 1957. People of Canada celebrate this day as a day to appreciate the good harvest that they received. Traditional meals like turkey roasts, pumpkins, corn ears, and many more delicacies, are prepared on this day. Being on a Monday, people get a long weekend, hence some may take off on a family getaway.


Healthcare Aide Day
 Sunday - 18th of October 2020  Observance

 British Columbia   Manitoba  


Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
 Thursday - 29th of October 2020  Muslim

 All states

Eid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.


Halloween
 Saturday - 31st of October 2020  Observance

 All states

Halloween in Canada stems from Celtic origins and marks a time when people believed spirits and the dead crossed over into the world of the living for one night.


Daylight Saving Time ends
 Sunday - 1st of November 2020  Clock change/Daylight Saving Time

 All states


All Saints' Day
 Sunday - 1st of November 2020  Observance

 All states

Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.


All Souls' Day
 Monday - 2nd of November 2020  Observance

 All states

All Souls’ Day falls on November 2 each year. It is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead.


Remembrance Day
 Wednesday - 11th of November 2020  Observance

 Ontario   Nova Scotia   Manitoba  

Remembrance Day commemorates civilians and military personnel who lost their lives in armed conflicts.

Memory of martyrs in the First World War and the Second World War are Remembrance Day is celebrated on this day. Artificial poppy flowers are popularly used by some to decorate their clothes. Special Church services are held on this day to honor the local war memorials. All government building hoists the Canadian national flag on this day.


First Sunday of Advent
 Sunday - 29th of November 2020  Observance

 All states

Many Christians in Canada celebrate the first Sunday of Advent in the lead up to Christmas.


Feast of the Immaculate Conception
 Tuesday - 8th of December 2020  Christian

 All states

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.


First Day of Hanukkah
 Friday - 11th of December 2020  Hebrew

 All states

The first day of Hanukkah is the start of the Hanukkah period, which lasts for 8 days, from the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.


Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
 Friday - 11th of December 2020  Observance

 All states

The Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster is annually held in Canada on December 11.


Last day of Hanukkah
 Friday - 18th of December 2020  Hebrew

 All states

The last day of Hanukkah marks the end of the festive Jewish occasion known as Hanukkah, or Chanukah.


December Solstice
 Monday - 21st of December 2020  Season

 All states


Christmas Eve
 Thursday - 24th of December 2020  Observance

 All states

Christmas Eve in Canada is the day before Christmas Day and always falls on December 24 according to the Gregorian calendar.


New Year's Eve
 Thursday - 31st of December 2020  Observance

 All states

New Year's Eve is the last day of the year and the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve in Canada always falls on December 31 according to the Gregorian calendar.