Canada 2012 Statutory Holidays
In Canada, public holidays are legislated at the national, provincial and territorial levels. Many of these holidays are observed nationwide, but each province and territory does have its own holidays as well.
While major Christian holidays such as Christmas and Good Friday are officially observed, other religious holidays are widely accepted in Canada. For example, some school children and employees take days off for Jewish holidays, Muslim holidays, or Eastern Orthodox observances according to the Julian calendar.
A Canada statutory holiday is legislated either through the federal, or a provincial or territorial government.
Please note this 2012 Canada holidays calendar is based on estimates only and not an official holiday calendar. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Canada 2012 holidays calendar.
2012 Canada Statutory Holidays
Here is a list of Canada 2012 Holidays:
New Year’s Day
Spend the new year with your loving ones while enjoying the the natural view of Canada. Many parts of Canada is covered by white snow during New Year.
Sunday, 1 January 2012
Monday, 2 January 2012 (substitute since New Year Day falls on Sunday)
Before Easter Sunday, Good Friday comes as a public holiday in Canada.
Friday, 6 April 2012
Easter is known as the resurrection of God, Easter 2012 celebrates the coming back of Jesus Christ.
Monday, 9 April 2012
Birthday of Queen Victoria is celebrated as a bank holiday and public holiday in Canada. The queen was born on May 23rd , 1819.
Monday, 21 May 2012
Also known as ?Dominion Day? , Canada day celebrates Canada?s 1867 Confederation and establishment of dominion status.
Sunday, 1 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012 (substitute since Canada Day falls on a Sunday)
Celebrates economic and social achievements of workers.
Monday, 3 September 2012
A day to give thanks for the things one has at the close of the harvest season.
Monday, 8 October 2012
Commemorates Canada?s war dead. Anniversary of the armistice ending World War I in 1918.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Celebrates the birth of Jesus.
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
The day after Christmas
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
*In most provinces, when a Canadian public holiday falls on a normal day off (generally a weekend), the following work day is considered a statutory holiday.
**While not normally taken off work, Valentine?s Day, St. Patrick?s Day, Mother?s Day, and Father?s Day are traditionally observed by Canadians.
***The Celebrate Canada series is a collection of important cultural days beginning with National Aboriginal Day on June 21, and followed by St-Jean Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 25, and concluding with Canada Day on July 1.
Happy Canada Holidays 2012 !
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