Canada Holidays - 2016

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Check the complete list of 2016 Canada Federal Statutory holidays along with Provincial and territorial holidays. Get nationwide, provincial and optional stat holidays for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon.

2016 Statutory Holidays in Canada

Public holidays in Canada are set at the national level countrywide as well as by each of the 10 provinces and three territories. Public holidays in Canada known as "statutory holidays," "stats" or "stat holidays" are legislated at the national, provincial and territorial levels. Many of these holidays are observed nationwide, but each province and territory has its own holidays as well.
  • Nationwide statutory holidays in Canada

    • New Year's Day - January 1, Friday
    • Good Friday - March 25, Friday
    • Canada Day - July 1, Friday
    • Labour Day - September 5, Monday
    • Christmas Day - December 25, Sunday
  • Statutory holidays for federal employees

    In addition to the nationwide holidays listed above, the following holidays are mandated by federal legislation for federally regulated employees. All banks commemorate these holidays, and they are statutory in some provinces and territories.
    • Easter Monday - March 28, Monday
    • Victoria Day - May 23, Monday
    • Thanksgiving - October 10, Monday
    • Remembrance Day - November 11, Friday
    • Boxing Day - December 26, Monday
  • Other common statutory holidays

    Family Day, August Civic Holiday

May Long Weekend in 2016

May Long Weekend comes with the Victoria Day holidays.
In 2016, Victoria Day comes on May 23.
So the May Long Weekend falls on 21,22 and 23 May.

August Civic Holiday in 2016

Civic Holiday is a generic name referring to the annual holiday on the first Monday of August.
This holiday is commonly referred to as "August Long Weekend"
In 2016, August Civic Holiday comes on August 1st.
So the August Long Weekend comes on July 30th, July 31st and August 1st.
* When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it may be applied to the next business day.

2016 Canadian Holidays List

Date Week Day Holiday Applies To
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
February - 8 Monday Family Day BC
February - 15 Monday Family Day AB, SK, ON
Louis Riel Day MB
Islander Day PEI
Viola Desmond Day NS
February - 19 Friday Heritage Day YT
March - 17 Thursday St. Patrick's Day NL
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
March - 28 Monday Easter Monday AB,ON,PE,QC,YT
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
June - 21 Tuesday National Aboriginal Day NT
June - 27 Monday Discovery Day NL
June - 24 Friday National Holiday of Quebec QC
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
July - 11 Monday Orangeman's Day NL
August - 1 Monday Civic Holiday / Heritage Day AB, BC, SK, ON, MB, NU
August - 15 Monday Discovery Day YT
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day National
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE,SK, YT
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National
December - 26 Monday Boxing Day AB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT

Holidays in Canada

New Year's Day New Year's Day is the first day of the new year. On the modern Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated on January 1. Almost all countries use the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar.

Family Day
In most of Canada, Family Day is a statutory holiday occurring on the third Monday in February. In the provinces of Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, the statutory holiday on this date is instead termed Louis Riel Day and Islander Day, respectively. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

Good Friday
Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

Easter Monday Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian cultures, especially Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox cultures. Easter Monday in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar is the second day of the octave of Easter Week.

Victoria Day Victoria Day is a federal Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the first Monday on or before May 24, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday.
Victoria Day is always on a Monday, and thus the holiday is part of a long weekend, which is commonly referred to as the Victoria Day Weekend, the May Long Weekend, the May Long, or the May Two-Four (a case of beer there is called a "two-four" and many of these are consumed over the holiday). The weekend is also called the May 24th weekend, although it does not necessarily fall on May 24th.

Canada Day
Canada Day , formerly Dominion Day , is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country, still within the Empire, called Canada. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.

August Civic Holiday
Civic Holiday is the most widely used name for a public holiday celebrated in parts of Canada on the first Monday in August. The holiday is known by a variety of names in different provinces and municipalities, including British Columbia Day in British Columbia, New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan Day in Saskatchewan.

Labour Day Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in Canada since the 1880s.

Thanksgiving Day In Canada Thanksgiving occurs on the second Monday in October and is an annual Canadian holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season. On January 31, 1957, the Canadian Parliament proclaimed: A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.":

Remembrance Day Remembrance Day also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day is a Commonwealth holiday to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 .

Christmas Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday observed mostly on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.

Boxing Day Boxing Day is a bank and public holiday commonly occurring on 26 December. In Canada Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday. Canada's Boxing Day has often been compared with the American Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Alberta Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Alberta.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Alberta as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 4 provincial statutory holidays as Alberta Family Day, Victoria Day, Heritage Day, Thanksgiving Day and Remembrance Day. There are 3 optional holidays in 2016 as Easter Monday, Heritage Day and Boxing Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
February - 15 Monday Alberta Family Day Provincial
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
March - 28 Monday Easter Monday Optional
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
August - 1 Monday Heritage Day Optional
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Provincial
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National
December - 26 Monday Boxing Day Optional

British Columbia Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in British Columbia.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in British Columbia as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 5 provincial statutory holidays as Family Day, Victoria Day , British Columbia Day , Thanksgiving Day and Remembrance Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
February - 8 Monday Family Day Provincial
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
August - 1 Monday British Columbia Day Provincial
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Provincial
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National

Manitoba Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Manitoba.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Manitoba as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 3 provincial statutory holidays as Louis Riel Day, Victoria Day and Thanksgiving Day. There is one optional holiday in 2016 as Remembrance Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
February - 15 Monday Louis Riel Day Provincial
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Optional
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National

New Brunswick Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in New Brunswick.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in New Brunswick as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 2 provincial statutory holidays as New Brunswick Day and Remembrance Day. There are 3 optional holidays in 2016 as Victoria Day, Thanksgiving Day and Boxing Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Optional
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
August - 1 Monday New Brunswick Day Provincial
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Optional
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Provincial
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National
December - 26 Monday Boxing Day Optional

Newfoundland and Labrador Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Newfoundland and Labrador.
There are 4 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Newfoundland and Labrador as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 2 provincial statutory holidays as Memorial Day and Armistice Day. There are 7 optional holidays in 2016 as St. Patrick's Day, St. George's Day, Victoria Day, Discovery Day , Orangeman's Day , Thanksgiving Day and Boxing Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
Mar - 14 Monday St. Patrick's Day Optional
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
April - 25 Monday St. George's Day Optional
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Optional
June - 27 Monday Discovery Day Optional
July - 1 Friday Memorial Day Provincial
July - 11 Monday Orangeman's Day Optional
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Optional
November - 11 Friday Armistice Day Provincial
December - 27 Monday Christmas Day National
December - 26 Monday Boxing Day Optional

Northwest Territories Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Northwest Territories.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Northwest Territories as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. There are 5 territorial statutory holidays in 2016 as Victoria Day, National Aboriginal Day Civic Holiday, Thanksgiving Day and Remembrance Day .

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Provincial
June - 21 Tuesday National Aboriginal Day Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
August - 1 Monday Civic Holiday Provincial
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Provincial
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National

Nova Scotia Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Nova Scotia.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Nova Scotia as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. There are 4 optional holidays in 2016 as Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and Boxing Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
February - 16 Tuesday Nova Scotia Heritage Day Provincial
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
March - 28 Sunday Easter Sunday Optional
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Optional
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Optional
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National
December - 26 Monday Boxing Day Optional

Nunavut Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Nunavut.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Nunavut as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 4 provincial statutory holidays as Victoria Day , Civic Holiday, Thanksgiving Dayand Remembrance Day. There is 1 optional holiday in 2016 as Nunavut Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
July - 9 Saturday Nunavut Day Optional
August - 1 Monday Civic Holiday Provincial
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Provincial
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National

Ontario Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Ontario.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Ontario as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 4 provincial statutory holidays as Family Day, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving Day and Boxing Day. There is 3 optional holidays in 2016 as Easter Monday, Civic Holiday and Remembrance Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
February - 15 Monday Family Day Provincial
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
March - 6 Monday Easter Monday Optional
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
August - 1 Monday Civic Holiday (Simcoe Day) Optional
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Optional
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National
December - 26 Monday Boxing Day Provincial

Prince Edward Island Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Prince Edward Island.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Prince Edward Island as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 7 provincial statutory holidays as Islander Day, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Civic Holiday, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and Boxing Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
February - 15 Monday Islander Day Provincial
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
March - 28 Monday Easter Monday Provincial
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
August - 1 Monday Civic Holiday Provincial
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Provincial
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National
December - 26 Monday Boxing Day Provincial

Quebec Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Quebec.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Quebec as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 4 provincial statutory holidays as Easter Monday, National Patriots' Day, National Holiday of Quebec and Thanksgiving Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Thursday New Year's Day National
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
March - 28 Monday Easter Monday Provincial
May - 23 Monday National Patriots' Day Provincial
June - 24 Friday National Holiday of Quebec Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National

Saskatchewan Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Saskatchewan.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Saskatchewan as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 5 provincial statutory holidays as Family Day, Victoria Day, Saskatchewan Day, Thanksgiving Day and Remembrance Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
February - 15 Monday Family Day Provincial
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
August - 1 Monday Saskatchewan Day Provincial
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Provincial
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National

Yukon Statutory Holidays 2016

Check 2016 Public (Statutory) holidays in Yukon.
There are 5 nationwide statutory holidays observed in Yukon as New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas. Also 4 territorial statutory holidays as Victoria Day, Discovery Day, Thanksgiving Day and Remembrance Day. There is 3 optional holiday in 2016 as Heritage Day, Easter Monday and Boxing Day.

Date Week Day Holiday Type
January - 1 Friday New Year's Day National
February - 15 Friday Heritage Day Optional
March - 25 Friday Good Friday National
March - 28 Monday Easter Monday Optional
May - 23 Monday Victoria Day Provincial
July - 1 Friday Canada Day National
August - 15 Monday Discovery Day Provincial
September - 5 Monday Labour Day National
October - 10 Monday Thanksgiving Day Provincial
November - 11 Friday Remembrance Day Provincial
December - 25 Sunday Christmas Day National
December - 26 Monday Boxing Day Optional

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