2021 Holidays Canada

What are the main holidays in Canada? As with most countries, Canada's national holidays generally mark religious, quasi-religious or patriotic occasions. Statutory holidays are observed by federal employees and most Canadians, although increasingly, statutory holidays are becoming days for shopping and for large sales. Below is a listing of all Canadian public holidays and Parliamentary mandated observations. Have a look at our calendar with canadian public holidays pages for printable calendars with holidays in Canada. These public holidays are usually observed in all provinces and territories across Canada. Click on any holiday below for more details and dates for the next 10 years.

2021 CANADA HOLIDAYS

DateDayHoliday Name
January
Jan 01Friday New Years Day
Jan 11MondaySir John A Macdonald Day
Jan 17SundayRaoul Wallenberg Day
Jan 21ThursdayLincoln Alexander Day
February
Feb 01MondayBlack History Month
Feb 15MondayNational Flag of Canada Day
March
Mar 08MondayInt Womens Day
Mar 08MondayCommonwealth Day
Mar 20SaturdayJournée Inte de la Francophonie
Mar 21SundayInt Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 26FridayPurple Day
April
Apr 02Friday Good Friday
Apr 02FridayPope John Paul II Day
Apr 02FridayWorld Autism Awareness Day
Apr 06TuesdayTartan Day
Apr 08ThursdayHolocaust Memorial Day Yom HaShoah
Apr 09FridayVimy Ridge Day
Apr 10SaturdayNational Wildlife Week
Apr 18SundayNational Volunteer Week
Apr 18SundayNational Organ and Tissue Donor Week
Apr 23FridayWorld Book and Copyright Day
Apr 28WednesdayWorkers Mourning Day
Apr 30FridayJourney to Freedom Day
May
May 01SaturdayAsian Heritage Month
May 10MondayNational Mining Week
May 15SaturdayNational Fiddling Day
May 18TuesdayInt Museum Day
May 24Monday Victoria Day
June
Jun 01TuesdayNational Aboriginal History Month
Jun 02WednesdayClean Air Day
Jun 05SaturdayNational Day to Promote Health and Fitness for all Canadians
Jun 05SaturdayCanadian Environment Week
Jun 06SundayCanadian Armed Forces Day
Jun 14MondayNational Blood Donor Week
Jun 21MondayNational Public Service Week
Jun 21MondayNational Aboriginal Day
Jun 23WednesdayNational Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
Jun 24ThursdayCelebrate Canada Days
Jun 24ThursdaySaint Jean Baptiste Day Fête nationale du Québec
Jun 27SundayCanadian Multiculturalism Day
July
Jul 01Thursday Canada Day
Jul 01ThursdayCanada History Week
Jul 27TuesdayKorean War Veterans Day
Jul 28WednesdayA Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval
August
Aug 09MondayNational Peacekeepers Day
Aug 15SundayNational Acadian Day
September
Sep 03FridayMerchant Navy Veterans Day
Sep 06Monday Labour Day
Sep 08WednesdayInt Literacy Day
Sep 18SaturdayNational Hunting Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day
Sep 21TuesdayInt Day of Peace
Sep 26SundayPolice and Peace Officers National Memorial Day
October
Oct 01FridayWomens History Month
Oct 01FridayNational Seniors Day
Oct 11Monday Thanksgiving Day
Oct 11MondayInt Day of the Girl Child
Oct 18MondayPersons Day
Oct 27WednesdayWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Oct 31SundayNational UNICEF Day
November
Nov 11Thursday Remembrance Day
Nov 15MondayNational Philanthropy Day
Nov 20SaturdaySir Wilfrid Laurier Day
Nov 20SaturdayChild Day
Nov 27SaturdayHolodomor Memorial Day
December
Dec 03FridayInt Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 06MondayNational Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Dec 10FridayHuman Rights Day
Dec 11SaturdayAnniversary of the Statute of Westminster
Dec 24Friday Christmas Day observed
Dec 25Saturday Christmas Day
Dec 26SundayBoxing Day
Dec 31Friday New Years Day observed

2022 CANADA HOLIDAYS

DateDayHoliday Name
January
Jan 01Saturday New Years Day
Jan 11TuesdaySir John A Macdonald Day
Jan 17MondayRaoul Wallenberg Day
Jan 21FridayLincoln Alexander Day
February
Feb 01TuesdayBlack History Month
Feb 15TuesdayNational Flag of Canada Day
March
Mar 08TuesdayInt Womens Day
Mar 14MondayCommonwealth Day
Mar 20SundayJournée Inte de la Francophonie
Mar 21MondayInt Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 26SaturdayPurple Day
April
Apr 02SaturdayPope John Paul II Day
Apr 02SaturdayWorld Autism Awareness Day
Apr 06WednesdayTartan Day
Apr 09SaturdayVimy Ridge Day
Apr 10SundayNational Wildlife Week
Apr 15Friday Good Friday
Apr 23SaturdayWorld Book and Copyright Day
Apr 24SundayNational Volunteer Week
Apr 24SundayNational Organ and Tissue Donor Week
Apr 28ThursdayWorkers Mourning Day
Apr 28ThursdayHolocaust Memorial Day Yom HaShoah
Apr 30SaturdayJourney to Freedom Day
May
May 01SundayAsian Heritage Month
May 09MondayNational Mining Week
May 18WednesdayInt Museum Day
May 21SaturdayNational Fiddling Day
May 23Monday Victoria Day
June
Jun 01WednesdayNational Aboriginal History Month
Jun 01WednesdayClean Air Day
Jun 04SaturdayNational Day to Promote Health and Fitness for all Canadians
Jun 05SundayCanadian Armed Forces Day
Jun 05SundayCanadian Environment Week
Jun 08WednesdayClean Air Day
Jun 14TuesdayNational Blood Donor Week
Jun 20MondayNational Public Service Week
Jun 21TuesdayNational Aboriginal Day
Jun 23ThursdayNational Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
Jun 24FridayCelebrate Canada Days
Jun 24FridaySaint Jean Baptiste Day Fête nationale du Québec
Jun 27MondayCanadian Multiculturalism Day
July
Jul 01Friday Canada Day
Jul 01FridayCanada History Week
Jul 27WednesdayKorean War Veterans Day
Jul 28ThursdayA Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval
August
Aug 09TuesdayNational Peacekeepers Day
Aug 15MondayNational Acadian Day
September
Sep 03SaturdayMerchant Navy Veterans Day
Sep 05Monday Labour Day
Sep 08ThursdayInt Literacy Day
Sep 17SaturdayNational Hunting Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day
Sep 21WednesdayInt Day of Peace
Sep 25SundayPolice and Peace Officers National Memorial Day
October
Oct 01SaturdayWomens History Month
Oct 01SaturdayNational Seniors Day
Oct 10Monday Thanksgiving Day
Oct 11TuesdayInt Day of the Girl Child
Oct 18TuesdayPersons Day
Oct 27ThursdayWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Oct 31MondayNational UNICEF Day
November
Nov 11Friday Remembrance Day
Nov 15TuesdayNational Philanthropy Day
Nov 20SundaySir Wilfrid Laurier Day
Nov 20SundayChild Day
Nov 26SaturdayHolodomor Memorial Day
December
Dec 03SaturdayInt Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 06TuesdayNational Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Dec 10SaturdayHuman Rights Day
Dec 11SundayAnniversary of the Statute of Westminster
Dec 25Sunday Christmas Day
Dec 26Monday Christmas Day observed
Dec 26MondayBoxing Day
More Canadian holiday resources
Table of Canadian public holidays and parliamentary mandated holidays.