2016’s List of Holidays and Observances in Canada

List of Canadian Holidays and Observances in 2016

Holiday Name

Date & Day

Holiday Type


New Year’s DayFriday, January 1, 2016National Holiday National
Day After New Year’s DaySaturday, January 2, 2016Local HolidayQuebec
EpiphanyWednesday, January 6, 2016Observance, Christian
Orthodox Christmas DayThursday, January 7, 2016Orthodox
Orthodox New YearThursday, January 14, 2016Orthodox
Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day)Monday, January 25, 2016Jewish Holiday
Groundhog DayTuesday, February 2, 2016Observance
Family DayMonday, February 8, 2016Common Local HolidaysBritish Columbia
Chinese New YearMonday, February 8, 2016Observance
Carnival/Shrove TuesdayTuesday, February 9, 2016Christian
Ash WednesdayWednesday, February 10, 2016Christian
Valentine’s DaySunday, February 14, 2016Observance
National Flag of Canada DayMonday, February 15, 2016Observance
Islander DayMonday, February 15, 2016Common Local HolidaysPrince Edward Island
Family DayMonday, February 15, 2016Common Local HolidaysAB, ON, SK
Nova Scotia Heritage DayMonday, February 15, 2016Common Local HolidaysNova Scotia
Louis Riel DayMonday, February 15, 2016Common Local HolidaysManitoba
Yukon Heritage DayFriday, February 26, 2016Local HolidayYukon
St David’s DayTuesday, March 1, 2016Observance
Daylight Saving Time startsSunday, March 13, 2016Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Commonwealth DayMonday, March 14, 2016Observance
St. Patrick’s DayMonday, March 14, 2016Local HolidayNewfoundland and Labrador
St. Patrick’s DayThursday, March 17, 2016Observance
Palm SundaySunday, March 20, 2016Christian
March equinoxSunday, March 20, 2016Season
Maundy ThursdayThursday, March 24, 2016Christian
PurimThursday, March 24, 2016Jewish Holiday
Good FridayFriday, March 25, 2016National Holiday, ChristianNational
Holy SaturdaySaturday, March 26, 2016Christian
Easter SundaySunday, March 27, 2016Observance, Christian
Easter MondayMonday, March 28, 2016Common Local HolidaysAB, AB, BC, NB, PE, QC, YT
National Tartan DayWednesday, April 6, 2016Observance
Vimy Ridge DaySaturday, April 9, 2016Observance
First day of PassoverSaturday, April 23, 2016Jewish Holiday
St. George’s DayMonday, April 25, 2016Local HolidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Orthodox Good FridayFriday, April 29, 2016Orthodox
Last day of PassoverSaturday, April 30, 2016Jewish Holiday
Orthodox Holy SaturdaySaturday, April 30, 2016Orthodox
Orthodox EasterSunday, May 1, 2016Orthodox
Orthodox Easter MondayMonday, May 2, 2016Orthodox
Yom HaShoahWednesday, May 4, 2016Jewish Holiday
Ascension DayThursday, May 5, 2016Christian
Isra and Mi’rajThursday, May 5, 2016Muslim
Mother’s DaySunday, May 8, 2016Observance
Yom HaAtzmautThursday, May 12, 2016Jewish Holiday
PentecostSunday, May 15, 2016Christian
Whit MondayMonday, May 16, 2016Christian
Trinity SundaySunday, May 22, 2016Christian
Victoria DayMonday, May 23, 2016Common Local HolidaysAll except NS, NU, QC
National Patriots’ DayMonday, May 23, 2016Local HolidayQuebec
Corpus ChristiThursday, May 26, 2016Christian
Lag B’OmerThursday, May 26, 2016Jewish Holiday
Ramadan beginsTuesday, June 7, 2016Muslim
ShavuotSunday, June 12, 2016Jewish Holiday
Father’s DaySunday, June 19, 2016Observance
June SolsticeMonday, June 20, 2016Season
National Aboriginal DayTuesday, June 21, 2016Observance
National Aboriginal DayTuesday, June 21, 2016Local HolidayNorthwest Territories
St. Jean Baptiste DayFriday, June 24, 2016Local HolidayQuebec
Discovery DayMonday, June 27, 2016Local HolidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Canada DayFriday, July 1, 2016National HolidayNational
Memorial DayFriday, July 1, 2016Local observanceNewfoundland and Labrador
Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Saturday, July 2, 2016Muslim
Eid-al-FitrThursday, July 7, 2016Muslim
Nunavut DaySaturday, July 9, 2016Local HolidayNunavut
Orangemen’s DayMonday, July 11, 2016Local HolidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Day in AlbertaMonday, August 1, 2016Common Local Holidays
Civic/Provincial DayMonday, August 1, 2016Common Local HolidaysNT, ON, SK
Terry Fox DayMonday, August 1, 2016Common Local HolidaysManitoba
New Brunswick DayMonday, August 1, 2016Common Local HolidaysNew Brunswick
British Columbia DayMonday, August 1, 2016Common Local HolidaysBritish Columbia
Natal DayMonday, August 1, 2016Common Local HolidaysPrince Edward Island
The Royal St John’s Regatta (St John’s)Wednesday, August 3, 2016Local HolidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Tisha B’AvSunday, August 14, 2016Jewish Holiday
Assumption of MaryMonday, August 15, 2016Christian
Discovery DayMonday, August 15, 2016Local HolidayYukon
Gold Cup ParadeFriday, August 19, 2016Local HolidayPrince Edward Island
Labour DayMonday, September 5, 2016National HolidayNational
Eid-al-AdhaTuesday, September 13, 2016Muslim
September equinoxThursday, September 22, 2016Season
Rosh HashanaMonday, October 3, 2016Jewish Holiday
Muharram/Islamic New YearMonday, October 3, 2016Muslim
Feast of St Francis of AssisiTuesday, October 4, 2016Christian
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 10, 2016National HolidayNational – Except in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Yom KippurWednesday, October 12, 2016Jewish Holiday
First day of SukkotMonday, October 17, 2016Jewish Holiday
Last day of SukkotSunday, October 23, 2016Jewish Holiday
Shmini AtzeretMonday, October 24, 2016Jewish Holiday
Simchat TorahTuesday, October 25, 2016Jewish Holiday
Diwali/DeepavaliSaturday, October 29, 2016Observance
HalloweenMonday, October 31, 2016Observance
All Saints’ DayTuesday, November 1, 2016Observance
All Souls’ DayWednesday, November 2, 2016Christian
Daylight Saving Time endsSunday, November 6, 2016Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Remembrance DayFriday, November 11, 2016National HolidayStatutory Holiday Everywhere – Except in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia
Remembrance DayFriday, November 11, 2016ObservanceOntario
First Sunday of AdventSunday, November 27, 2016Observance
Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionThursday, December 8, 2016Christian
Anniversary of the Statute of WestminsterSunday, December 11, 2016Observance
Prophet’s BirthdayMonday, December 12, 2016Muslim
December SolsticeWednesday, December 21, 2016Season
Christmas EveSaturday, December 24, 2016Observance
First Day of HanukkahSunday, December 25, 2016Jewish Holiday
ChristmasSunday, December 25, 2016National Holiday, ChristianNational
Boxing DayMonday, December 26, 2016Common Local HolidaysMB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT
New Year’s EveSaturday, December 31, 2016Observance