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.