Canadian public holidays are legislated on the countrywide, provincial and territorial levels. Most of these holidays are noticed nationwide, but every region and territory comes with their own holidays as well.
While major Christian holidays for example Christmas and Good Friday are formally noticed, other religious holidays are commonly accepted in Canada. For example, several school children and employees take days off for Jewish holidays, Muslim holidays, or Eastern Orthodox observances based on the Julian calendar.
A Canada governmental holiday is legislated through either the government, or a provincial or territorial government.
Please be aware this 2012 Canadian public holidays calendar is dependant on estimates only and not an official holiday calendar. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Canada 2012 holidays calendar.
See also: World Public Holidays
New Year’s Day
Spend the new year with your loving ones while enjoying the the natural view of Canada. Many parts of Canada is covered by white snow during New Year.
Sunday, 1 January 2012
Monday, 2 January 2012 (substitute since New Year Day falls on Sunday)
Before Easter Sunday, Good Friday comes as a public holiday in Canada.
Friday, 6 April 2012
Easter is known as the resurrection of God, Easter 2012 celebrates the coming back of Jesus Christ.
Monday, 9 April 2012
Birthday of Queen Victoria is celebrated as a bank holiday and public holiday in Canada. The queen was born on May 23rd , 1819.
Monday, 21 May 2012
Also known as ‘Dominion Day’ , Canada day celebrates Canada’s 1867 Confederation and establishment of dominion status.
Sunday, 1 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012 (substitute since Canada Day falls on a Sunday)
Celebrates economic and social achievements of workers.
Monday, 3 September 2012
A day to give thanks for the things one has at the close of the harvest season.
Monday, 8 October 2012
Commemorates Canada’s war dead. Anniversary of the armistice ending World War I in 1918.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Celebrates the birth of Jesus.
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
The day after Christmas
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Enjoy your holiday ! Happy Canada Holidays 2012 !