Canadian Statutory Holidays in 2012
This page is a calendar of holidays in Canada in 2012 including stat holidays and other unofficial celebrations such as St. Patrick's Day or Valentine's Day.
2012 is a leap year, (a leap year is a year that can be divided by 400 or 4 but not by 100) but this has no effect on holidays because fortunately no holiday falls on February 29th. On second thought...maybe it has an effect on holidays: we have to wait one more day for St. Paddy's Day, which is on a Saturday! How great is that?
Some holidays in 2012 are on weekends so they will move to the following Monday or the preceding Friday. For example Canada Day will be observed on Monday, July 2 and New Year's Day will be observed on Monday January 2.
Good Friday this year is on April 6, three weeks earlier than last year. Christmas day and boxing day in 2012 are on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. It's a safe and comfortable bet that on Monday the 24th, an awful lot of people will take the day off. Make sure to secure your day off for this day well in advance beacuse there will be many of your co-workers who'll want to take time off, too, and sometimes this is decided on a first-come first-serve basis. Check with your emplyer to avoid chirstmas-time disappointment.
Halloween is on a Wednesday. Bummer. It won't be until 2014 when it's on a Friday - in the meantime enjoy all the mid-week cookies!
|Holiday||Date in 2012||BC||AB||SK||MB||ON||QC||NB||NS||PE||NL||YT||NT||NU|
|New Year's Day||January 1, Sunday|
|Islander Day||February 20, Monday|
|Family Day||February 20, Monday|
|Valentine's Day||February 14, Tuesday||Not an official holiday|
|St. Patrick's Day||March 17, Saturday||Not an official holiday|
|Good Friday||April 6, Friday|
|Easter Monday||April 9, Monday|
|Mother's Day||May 13, Sunday||Not an official holiday|
|Victoria Day||May 21, Monday|
|Father's Day||June 17, Sunday||Not an official holiday|
|St. Jean Baptiste Day||June 24, Sunday|
|Canada Day||July 1, Sunday|
|Civic Holiday||August 6 , Monday|
|Labour Day||September 3, Monday|
|Thanksgiving||October 8, Monday|
|Halloween||October 31, Wednesday||Not an official holiday|
|Remembrance Day||November 11, Sunday|
|Christmas Day||December 25, Tuesday|
|Boxing Day||December 26, Wednesday|
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 2012 holiday calendar helps you plan the year better.