Canada

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Canada for 2020 ready to be integrated into your application.

Canada is a North American Country, where early Indigenous people lived off the land. Later colonized by the British and French, Canada was founded as a country on July 1, 1867. Canada’s landscape is vast and is the second largest country by total area. Known today to be one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse countries. The word Canada has been translated to mean “village” or “settlement” in St. Lawrence Iroquoians’ language.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
January 17th Friday Raoul Wallenberg Day
February 2nd Sunday Groundhog Day
February 14th Friday Valentine's Day
February 15th Saturday National Flag of Canada Day
February 17th Monday Heritage Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
February 17th Monday Islander Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
February 17th Monday Louis Riel Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
February 17th Monday Family Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
February 24th Monday NHL Trade Deadline
March 3rd Tuesday World Wildlife Day
March 9th Monday Commonwealth Day
March 17th Tuesday Saint Patrick's Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
April 1st Wednesday April Fools' Day
April 6th Monday Tartan Day
April 9th Thursday Vimy Ridge Day
April 10th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 12th Sunday Easter
April 13th Monday Easter Monday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
April 22nd Wednesday Earth Day
April 23rd Thursday Saint George's Day Only in certain states.
May 10th Sunday Mother's Day
May 18th Monday Victoria Day Long weekend.
May 18th Monday National Patriots' Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
June 19th Friday Loyalist Day
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 21st Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Sunday National Aboriginal Day Only in certain states.
June 24th Wednesday Discovery Day Only in certain states.
June 24th Wednesday National Holiday Only in certain states.
June 24th Wednesday Saint John the Baptist Day Only in certain states.
June 27th Saturday Canadian Multiculturalism Day
June 30th Tuesday International Asteroid Day
July 1st Wednesday Memorial Day Only in certain states.
July 1st Wednesday Canada Day Only in certain states.
July 9th Thursday Nunavut Day Only in certain states.
July 12th Sunday Orangemen's Day Only in certain states.
July 18th Saturday Nelson Mandela International Day
August 3rd Monday New Brunswick Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
August 3rd Monday Federal Civic Holiday Only in certain states.
August 3rd Monday Terry Fox Day Only in certain states.
August 3rd Monday Saskatchewan Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
August 3rd Monday Colonel By Day Only in certain states.
August 3rd Monday Natal Day Only in certain states.
August 3rd Monday British Columbia Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
August 3rd Monday August Civic Holiday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
August 9th Sunday National Peacekeepers' Day
August 21st Friday Gold Cup Parade Day Only in certain states.
September 7th Monday Labor Day Long weekend.
September 13th Sunday National Grandparents' Day
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
October 12th Monday Thanksgiving Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
October 31st Saturday Halloween
November 11th Wednesday Armistice Day Only in certain states.
November 11th Wednesday Remembrance Day Only in certain states.
December 6th Sunday National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve
December 25th Friday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 26th Saturday Boxing Day Only in certain states.
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

We are continuously monitoring for changes to this data to ensure we're providing the most accurate information possible.
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
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$ curl -G -d country="CA" -d year="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "CA",
  "year": "2020",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'CA',
  year: '2020',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'CA',
  'year' => '2020',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "CA"
$Body.year = "2020"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
$Result.holidays
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'CA',
  'year': '2020',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'CA',
  'year': '2020',
})