Whether enjoying quiet time to relax and recharge or hosting a celebration, we all look forward to the holidays. Along with enjoying precious moments with the family, we know there’s a lot to plan for and buy. Walmart Canada is the perfect destination for one-stop holiday shopping, from backyard camping weekend essentials to bike rides with the family. Let this list of statutory holidays and special occasions, with links to our relevant shopping pages, be your guide.
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|Statutory Holiday||Day Observed||Where Observed|
|New Year’s Day||January 1||National|
|Family Day||February 15||BC, AB, SK, ON, NB|
|Heritage Day||February 15||NS|
|Islander Day||February 15||PEI|
|Louis Riel Day||February 15||MB|
|Good Friday||April 2||National except QC|
|Easter Monday||April 5||QC|
|St. George’s Day||April 23||NL|
|Victoria Day & National Patriots’ Day in QC||May 24||National except NB, NS, NL|
|Aboriginal Day||June 21||NWT|
|June Holiday||June 21||NL|
|St. Jean Baptiste Day||June 24||QC|
|Canada Day & Memorial Day in NL||July 1||National|
|Nunavut Day||July 9||NT|
|Civic Holiday||August 2||AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU|
|Discovery Day||August 16||YT|
|Labour Day||September 6||National|
|Thanksgiving||October 11||National except NB, NS, NL|
|Remembrance Day||November 11||National except MB, ON, QC, NS|
|Christmas Day||December 25||National|
|Boxing Day||December 26||ON|
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2021 National Statutory Holidays in Canada
As you can see in the chart above, Canadians celebrate a wide range of holidays that vary by province. There are, however, five statutory holidays that all Canadians share. Here are the holidays and some preferred ways Canadians celebrate them!
New Year’s Day
Many Canadians celebrate the holiday by staying up past midnight to ring in the new year. New Year’s Day is also day one of fulfilling your resolutions, so make sure to have your plan and goals ready.
Easter is a time to celebrate rebirth and new beginnings. Canadian families often get together to paint eggs, go on Easter egg hunts and celebrate the spring. Not only might the Easter bunny leave many chocolate surprises, but family baking turns this into one of the most delicious holidays of the year!
To commemorate Canada’s birthday, Canadian families often head to the cottage, get their barbecues fired up and enjoy the warm weather. For those staying in town, outdoor festivals, parades, and free music concerts are a common way to celebrate the day. At night the skies, from coast to coast, are lit-up with fireworks.
Celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labour Day historically has been a time when workers campaign for better working conditions. Over time, it has become the official goodbye to summer and students’ last day before the new school year begins.
As children play with their new toys, parents are busy preparing big Christmas dinners for an evening gathering with the extended family!
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- Statutory Holidays Canada. 2021 Canadian Statutory Holidays.
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