Wants to know the recognized public holidays in Canada? Or would like to know school holiday dates in Canada?
A public holiday in Canada is a holiday commonly established by Canadian law makers and is normally a non working day during the year.
The public holidays in Canada are in general days to commemorate an occasion, similar to the anniversary of a historic event (eg: Independence day), or could be a religious celebration for example Christmas.
A detailed list of public holidays in Canada along with concise description of respective holidays including Canadian festivals are shown on this webpage.
National Holidays in Canada
Festivals in Canada
Canadian Public Holidays
Canadian National Holidays
The Canadian National Day is a selected date on the 1 July (1867) to commemorate the Canada Day of Canada.
Often this public holiday in Canada is not known as National Day. Having said that, financial institutions, schools and various public buildings can be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Canada to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day is yet another national holiday in Canada which is observed to commemorate the achievements of the labor movement.
Festivities In Canada
Christmas Day is a public holiday in almost all of the countries and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, according to the Calendar of saints.
The largest holidays for Muslims in Canada are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated immediately after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is among the most important holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Canada.
Jews who live in Canada commemorate several festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot,
the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).