Canada: Holidays                                                            

January 1                                              New Year's Day

Celebrates the first day of every year in the Gregorian calendar.

Friday before Easter                             Good Friday

Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Québec, employers must give either Good Friday or Easter Monday as a statutory holiday.

July 1                                                   Canada Day

Celebrates Canada's Confederation and establishment of dominion status. In Newfoundland and Labrador, observed as Memorial Day.

First Monday in September                  Labor Day

Celebrates economic and social achievements of workers.

November 11                                      Remembrance Day

Commemorates Canada's war dead. Anniversary of the armistice ending World War I in 1918. Statutory holiday most but not all provinces.

December 25                                     Christmas Day

Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.