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Canada : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


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Internet domain: .ca - Telephone code: +1 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: see each related province (DST: yes)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 31, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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Wednesday February 2, 2022Groundhog DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Monday February 21, 2022Heritage DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday March 13, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Thursday March 17, 2022St Patrick's Daycards/flowers
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Saturday April 9, 2022Vimy Ridge DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter Mondaycards/flowers
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Friday April 22, 2022Passovercards/flowers
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Thursday April 28, 2022Day of MourningEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday May 9, 2022National Day of Prayercards/flowers
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Monday May 23, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Friday June 17, 2022Parliament recess (beginning)Special Events
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday June 20, 2022National Aboriginal DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday July 1, 2022Canada DayNational Day
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : The first day of the summer holidays for most Canadian schools is the last Saturday in June (early July), while the last day of the holiday is normally Labour Day in September.
Students in the country enjoy two to three months of summer vacation.
Vacation duration varies according to the province

Dates confirmed till Sep 2022 calendars in most provinces

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. In Québec, employees have a choice between Good Friday and Easter Monday

Parliament recess (end)

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Monday January 31, 2022
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Chinese New Year

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday

Groundhog Day

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Wednesday February 2, 2022
Culture : The legend goes that the groundhog is a weather-predicting animal. When the groundhog sees its shadow on a bright and clear day, six more weeks of winter are ahead.

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Heritage Day

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Monday February 21, 2022
Culture : Established in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation, to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canada's nationally significant historic, architectural, natural and scenic heritage.

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 13, 2022
Special Events : At 2:00 a.m. local times Except in Arizona (USA) Except in Saskatchewan (Canada)

St Patrick's Day

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Thursday March 17, 2022
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April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Vimy Ridge Day

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Saturday April 9, 2022
Culture : To honour and remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place during the First World War at Vimy Ridge, France, in 1917. Wikipedia

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
cards/flowers :

Passover

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Friday April 22, 2022
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

Day of Mourning

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Thursday April 28, 2022
Culture : The National Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have been injured, killed or suffer illness as a result of occupational accidents and hazards

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

National Day of Prayer

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Monday May 9, 2022
cards/flowers : National Day of Honor for troops who contributed to Afghanistan mission

Regional holiday

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Monday May 23, 2022
Secular holiday : In tribute to Queen Victoria's birth in 1819 - In Quebec : Patriots' Day, commemorates the 1837-1838 rebellion against British monarchy only in Alberta - British Columbia - Labrador - Manitoba - Northwest Territories - Nunavut - Ontario - Quebec - Saskatchewan - Yukon

Parliament recess (beginning)

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Friday June 17, 2022
Special Events :

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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National Aboriginal Day

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Monday June 20, 2022
Culture :

Canada Day

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Friday July 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Anniversary of the union of the Canadian provinces under one government, which took place in 1867 under the British North America Act Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday