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Here is a list of the holiday calendar for Canada in 2023, along with a brief explanation of each holiday:

New Year’s Day

January 1, 2023 New Year’s Day is a public holiday in Canada and marks the first day of the year on the Gregorian calendar. It is a time for people to reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the new year.

Family Day

Mother with child girl choosing and buying gifts 

February 20, 2023 Family Day is a holiday that celebrates the importance of families and the relationships they have. It is observed on the third Monday in February in most provinces, but not in Quebec.

Good Friday

Christians perform Easter procession in remembrance of crucifixion Good Friday April 2, 2010. On Parliament Hil in Ottawa, Ontario.

April 14, 2023 Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in most Canadian provinces.

Easter Monday

April 17, 2023 Easter Monday is observed on the Monday after Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in some Canadian provinces. It is a time for many families to gather and spend time together.

Victoria Day

Victoria Day Parade, Victoria

May 22, 2023 Victoria Day is a public holiday in Canada that is celebrated on the Monday before May 25th. It is a day to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria, who was the reigning monarch when Canada became a country in 1867.

Canada Day

Canada Day Fireworks Vancouver

July 1, 2023 Canada Day is a national holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

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Labour Day

People enjoying the Labour Day Weekend at Trillium Park Toronto

September 4, 2023 Labour Day is a public holiday in Canada that is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a day to celebrate the contributions of workers and the labour movement to Canadian society.

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Celebration Traditional Dinner Table Setting

October 9, 2023 Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday in Canada that is celebrated on the second Monday in October. It is a day to give thanks for the harvest and other blessings of the year and is often celebrated with family gatherings and feasts.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day in Canada. People putting poppy flowers on Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa

In Canada, the public holiday of Remembrance Day, which falls on November 11th, commemorates the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers who died while on duty. This day marks the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I and is observed by the people of Canada.

Christmas Day

Christmas Decoration, Quebec City

December 25, 2023, Christmas Day is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. December 25th is observed as a public holiday in Canada. It is a time for families to gather, exchange gifts, and enjoy festive meals together.

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In addition to these national holidays, there may be other provincial or territorial holidays observed in specific regions of Canada. It is important to check with your local authorities or employers to confirm the holiday schedule for a particular area.


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