2020 Canadian Statutory Holidays
On this page you will find general information and details about holidays in Canada for 2020.
Canada Day will be on Wednesday so this year you have to take two days off to celebrate a (very) long weekend.
Remembrance Day will be on a Wednesday and we expect, as in previous years, a heated debate in the comments section over the official holiday status of this day.
Christmas in 2020 is on a Friday with Boxing Day following on Saturday. Be sure to check with your employer if they plan to give a day in lieu of Saturday - especially if you don't normally work on Saturdays.
Although not an official holiday, Halloween is a popular celebration and this year it's finally on a Saturday so the little ones can stay out late and parents don't have to rush home early from work to be on time for trick or treating.
In 2020 the Olymic Games will be held in Tokyo Jul 24, 2020 - Aug 9, 2020 - if you plan to visit or watch, the Civic Holiday on August 3 this year.
List of Canadian holidays in 2020
|Holiday||Date in 2020||Observance|
|New Year's Day||January 1, Wednesday||National|
|Islander Day||February 17, Monday||PEI|
|Louis Riel Day||February 17, Monday||MB|
|Heritage Day||February 17, Monday||NS|
|Family Day||February 17, Monday||BC, AB, SK, ON, NB|
|Valentine's Day||February 14, Friday||Not a stat holiday|
|Leap Day||Saturday, February 29||-|
|St. Patrick's Day||March 17, Tuesday||Not a stat holiday|
|Good Friday||April 10, Friday||National except QC|
|Easter Monday||April 13, Monday||QC|
|Mother's Day||May 10, Sunday||Not a stat holiday|
|Victoria Day||May 18, Monday||National except NB, NS, NL|
|Father's Day||June 21, Sunday||Not a stat holiday|
|Aboriginal Day||June 21, Sunday||NWT|
|St. Jean Baptiste Day||June 24, Wednesday||QC|
|Canada Day||July 1, Wednesday||National|
|Civic Holiday||August 3, Monday||AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU|
|Labour Day||September 7, Monday||National|
|Thanksgiving||October 12, Monday||National except NB, NS, NL|
|Halloween||October 31, Saturday||Not a holiday|
|Remembrance Day||November 11, Wednesday||National except MB, ON, QC, NS|
|Christmas Day||December 25, Friday||National|
|Boxing Day||December 26, Saturday||ON|
New: proposed holiday to remember residential schools.
2020 is a leap year. The leap day in 2020 is on Saturday, February 29.
Most school boards in 2020 will start the shoolyear on September 8, a day after Labour Day.
Daylight saving time in 2020 starts on Sunday, March 8 and ends on Sunday, November 1.
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