Alberta Statutory Holidays 2016
Here is the list of stat holidays in Alberta that are different from the national holidays in Canada celebrated across the country.
- Boxing day is not a statutory holiday in Alberta but many non-retail businesses treat it such.
- Remembrance Day is observed in Alberta.
- Family day, third Monday of February, is a statutory holiday
- Boxing Day is optional - ask your HR department or boss about it
- Heritage Day, first Monday of August, is officially not a statutory holiday but some people and businesses take the day off anyway. This is the equivalent of Civic Holiday in other parts of Canada.
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Alberta statutory holidays for 2016 and 2017:
|New Year's Day
|Fri, January 1||Sun, January 1|
|Alberta Family Day
Third Monday in February
|Mon, February 15||Mon, February 20|
Friday before Easter Sunday
|Fri, March 25||Fri, April 14|
|Easter Monday *
Government employees only
|Mon, March 28||Mon, April 17|
Monday before May 25
|Mon, May 23||Mon, May 22|
|Fri, July 1||Sat, July 1|
|Heritage Day **
First Monday in August
|Mon, August 1||Mon, August 7|
First Monday in September
|Mon, September 5||Mon, September 4|
Second Monday in October
|Mon, October 10||Mon, October 9|
|Fri, November 11||Sat, November 11|
|Sun, December 25||Mon, December 25|
|Boxing Day *
|Mon, December 26||Tue, December 26|
* For banks and government offices only.
Go to the overview list of national and provincial holidays in Canada.