Holidays in Canada 2018

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Holidays and Observances in Canada in 2018

DateWeekdayNameHoliday Type
Jan 1MondayNew Year’s DayNational
Jan 2TuesdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphany – Christian festivalObservance, Christian
Jan 7SundayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
Jan 14SundayOrthodox New YearOrthodox
Jan 31WednesdayTu B’Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish
Feb 2FridayGroundhog DayObservance
Feb 12MondayFamily DayCommon Local Holidays
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian
Feb 14WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian
Feb 14WednesdayValentine’s DayObservance
Feb 15ThursdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance
Feb 16FridayChinese New YearObservance
Feb 19MondayIslander DayLocal
Feb 19MondayFamily DayLocal
Feb 19MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayLocal
Feb 19MondayLouis Riel DayLocal
Feb 23FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal
Mar 1ThursdayPurimJewish holiday
Mar 1ThursdaySt David’s DayObservance
Mar 11SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Mar 12MondayCommonwealth DayObservance
Mar 17SaturdaySt. Patrick’s DayObservance
Mar 19MondaySt. Patrick’s DayLocal holiday
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 25SundayPalm SundayChristian
Mar 29ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian
Mar 30FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian
Mar 31SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian
Mar 31SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayObservance
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayCommon Local Holidays
Apr 6FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox
Apr 6FridayNational Tartan DayObservance
Apr 7SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday
Apr 7SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox
Apr 8SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox
Apr 9MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
Apr 9MondayVimy Ridge DayObservance
Apr 11WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration
Apr 13FridayIsra and Mi’rajMuslim
Apr 19ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday
Apr 23MondaySt. George’s DayLocal holiday
May 3ThursdayLag B’OmerJewish holiday
May 10ThursdayAscension DayChristian
May 13SundayMother’s DayObservance
May 16WednesdayRamadan startMuslim
May 20SundayPentecostChristian
May 20SundayShavuotJewish holiday
May 21MondayWhit MondayChristian
May 21MondayVictoria DayNational holiday
May 21MondayNational Patriots’ DayLocal holiday
May 27SundayTrinity SundayChristian
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian
Jun 10SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
Jun 15FridayEid ul FitrMuslim
Jun 17SundayFather’s DayObservance
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 21ThursdayNational Aboriginal DayObservance
Jun 21ThursdayNational Aboriginal DayLocal
Jun 24SundaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal
Jun 25MondaySt. Jean Baptiste Day observedLocal
Jun 25MondayDiscovery DayLocal
Jul 1SundayCanada DayNational holiday
Jul 1SundayMemorial DayLocal observance
Jul 2MondayCanada Day – additional statutory holidayNational holiday
Jul 9MondayOrangemen’s DayLocal holiday
Jul 9MondayNunavut DayLocal holiday
Jul 22SundayTisha B’AvJewish holiday
Aug 1WednesdayThe Royal St John’s Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holiday
Aug 6MondayHeritage Day in AlbertaCommon Local Holidays
Aug 6MondayCivic/Provincial DayCommon Local Holidays
Aug 6MondayTerry Fox DayCommon Local Holidays
Aug 6MondayNew Brunswick DayCommon Local Holidays
Aug 6MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon Local Holidays
Aug 6MondayNatal DayCommon Local Holidays
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian
Aug 17FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal
Aug 20MondayDiscovery DayLocal
Aug 22WednesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim
Sep 3MondayLabour DayNational holiday
Sep 10MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday
Sep 12WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
Sep 19WednesdayYom KippurJewish
Sep 23SundaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 24MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish
Sep 30SundayHoshana RabbahJewish
Oct 1MondayShemini AtzeretJewish
Oct 2TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayNational holiday
Oct 18ThursdayHealthcare Aide DayObservance
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints’ DayObservance
Nov 2FridayAll Souls’ DayChristian
Nov 4SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Nov 5MondayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayNational holiday
Nov 12MondayRemembrance Day observedNational holiday
Nov 21WednesdayProphet’s BirthdayMuslim
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance
Dec 3MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday
Dec 8SaturdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian
Dec 10MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday
Dec 11TuesdayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25TuesdayChristmasNational holiday, Christian
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayCommon Local Holidays
Dec 31MondayNew Year’s EveObservance