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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

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster Popular & Widely Observed
Hanukkah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Chinese New Year Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Tu B'Shevat Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed
Flag Day - Canada Popular & Widely Observed
Isra and Mi’raj Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
St. David's Day Noteworthy & Common
Purim Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
St. Patrick's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Passover Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Vimy Ridge Day Noteworthy & Common
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Yom HaShoah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Eid al-Fitr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
St. Georgia's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Yom Ha’atzmaut Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Lag BaOmer Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Mothers Day Popular & Widely Observed
Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
National Patriots' Day Public
Shavuot Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Whit Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Trinity Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Canadian Armed Forces Day Noteworthy & Common
Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
National Aboriginal Day Popular & Widely Observed
Dragon Boat Festival Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism
St. Jean Baptiste Day Religious/Beliefs, Local State, Region, Territory Christianity
Eid al-Adha Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Canada Day Public
Canada Day Public
Tisha B'Av Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Emancipation Day Public
Civic Day Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Assumption of Mary Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Rosh Hashanah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Yom Kippur Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Mawlid - The Prophet's Birthday Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
First day of Sukkot Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Shemini Atzeret Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Simchat Torah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Thanksgiving Public
Halloween Popular & Widely Observed
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Remembrance Day Public
Diwali Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
Advent Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Hanukkah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays