Canadian Statutory Holidays in 2013

2013 is almost over. To help you plan next year take a look at the 2014 Canadian holidays page.

This page has a calendar and information about holidays in Canada in 2013 including stat holidays and other unofficial celebrations such as Halloween, Mother's Day, St. Patrick's Day or Valentine's Day.

2013 is a not leap year, (fyi: 2012 was a leap year) but even if it was, holidays won't be affected - thankfully no holiday is on February 29th.

2013 is a very straight-forward year as far as holidays are concerned because no holiday falls on a Sunday or Saturday so there is no confusion if the days are brought forward or not. This is a relief for all HR folks - it's amazing how much confusion Canada Day created in 2012 when it was on Sunday.

Easter / Good Friday this year is in March, Christmas day and boxing day in 2013 are on Wednesday and Thursday. Will you try to take Monday and Tuesday off? Many of us will try, for sure.

Holiday Date in 2013 Observance
New Year's Day January 1, Tuesday National
Islander Day February 18, Monday PEI
Louis Riel Day Feb 18, Monday MB
Family Day February 18, Monday (Feb 11 in BC) BC, AB, SK, ON
Valentine's Day February 14, Thursday Not an official holiday
St. Patrick's Day March 17, Sunday Not an official holiday
Good Friday March 29, Friday National except QC
Easter Monday April 1, Monday QC
Mother's Day May 12, Sunday Not an official holiday
Victoria Day May 20, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Father's Day June 16, Sunday Not an official holiday
St. Jean Baptiste Day June 24, Monday QC
Canada Day July 1, Monday National
Civic Holiday August 5, Monday BC, SK, MB, ON, NB, NU
Labour Day September 2, Monday National
Thanksgiving October 14, Monday National except NB, NS, NL
Halloween October 31, Thursday Not an official holiday
Remembrance Day November 11, Monday National except MB, ON, QC, NS
Christmas Day December 25, Wednesday National
Boxing Day December 26, Thursday ON

Each year the annual holidays date page (such as this one) is the most popular page on this website and receives over 3000 visitors daily. Many visitors also send in comments about these holidays - if you have something related to share you can send it in on the forum page.

We hope that this 2013 holiday calendar helps you with your vacation planning.

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