List of festivals and holidays in Canada, 2016

This post on KasaKaru gives the list of holidays, observances and festivals in the Canada, for the year 2016. Check this post to know the list of festivals in Canada, also click on them to know more about each holiday in brief detail.

Date Festival(s)
January 2016
01 New Year’s day
02 Day after New year’s day
06 Epiphany
07 Orthodox Christmas day
14 Orthodox New Year
25 Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day)
February 2016
02 Groundhog day
08 Family Day
Chinese new year
09 Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
14 Valentine’s day
15 National flag of Canada Day
Islander Day
Family Day
Nova Scotia heritage day
Louis Riel Day
19 Yukon Heritage day
March 2016
01 St. David’s Day
13 Daylight saving time starts
14 Commonwealth day
St. Patrick’s Day
17 St. Patrick’s Day
20 Palm Sunday
March equinox
24 Maundy Thursday
Purim
24 Maundy Thursday
Purim
25 Good Friday
26 Holy Saturday
27 Easter Sunday
28 Easter Monday
April 2016
06 National Tartan day
09 Vimy Ridge Day
23 First day of Passover
25 St. George Day
29 Orthodox Good Friday
30 Last day of Passover
Orthodox Holy Saturday
June 2016
7 Ramadan begins
12 Shavuot
19 Father’s Day
20 June Solstice
21 National Aboriginal Day
21 National Aboriginal Day
24 St. Jean Baptiste Day
27 Discovery Day
July 2016
1 Canada Day
1 Memorial Day
2 Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)
7 Eid-al-Fitr
9 Nunavut Day
11 Orangemen’s Day
August 2016
1 Heritage Day in Alberta
1 Civic/Provincial Day
1 Terry Fox Day
1 New Brunswick Day
1 British Columbia Day
1 Natal Day
3 The Royal St John’s Regatta (St John’s)
14 Tisha B’Av
15 Assumption of Mary
15 Discovery Day
19 Gold Cup Parade
September 2016
5 Labour Day
13 Eid-al-Adha
22 September equinox
October 2016
3 Rosh Hashana
3 Muharram/Islamic New Year
4 Feast of St Francis of Assisi
10 Thanksgiving Day
10 Thanksgiving Day
12 Yom Kippur
17 First day of Sukkot
23 Last day of Sukkot
24 Shmini Atzeret
25 Simchat Torah
29 Diwali/Deepavali
31 Halloween
November 2016
1 All Saints’ Day
2 All Souls’ Day
6 Daylight Saving Time ends
11 Remembrance Day
11 Remembrance Day
27 First Sunday of Advent
December 2016
8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception
11 Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
12 Prophet’s Birthday
21 December Solstice
24 Christmas Eve
25 First Day of Hanukkah
25 Christmas
26 Boxing Day
31 New Year’s Eve
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