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Daylight Saving Time**Sunday March 11, 2018Special Events 
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St Patrick's DaySunday March 17, 2019cards/flowers 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Passover**Friday March 30, 2018cards/flowers 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter MondayMonday April 2, 2018cards/flowers 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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Royal weddingFriday May 18, 2018Special Events 
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Regional holiday**Monday May 21, 2018Secular holiday 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Friday June 15, 2018cards/flowers 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Friday June 15, 2018Special Events 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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National Aboriginal DayThursday June 21, 2018Culture 
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Canada Day**Sunday July 1, 2018National Day 
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Canada Day**Monday July 2, 2018National Day 
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Regional holiday**Monday August 6, 2018Secular holiday 
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Acadian National DayWednesday August 15, 2018Culture 
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AssumptionWednesday August 15, 2018cards/flowers 
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Labour DayMonday September 3, 2018Secular holiday 
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Grandparents Day*Sunday September 9, 2018cards/flowers 
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Rosh Hashanah**Monday September 10, 2018cards/flowers 
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Parliament recess (end)Monday September 17, 2018Special Events 
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Yom KippurTuesday September 18, 2018cards/flowers 
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Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 11, 2018

Special Events : At 2:00 a.m. local times Except in Arizona (USA) Except in Saskatchewan (Canada)


St Patrick's Day -
Sunday March 17, 2019

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Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Passover -
Friday March 30, 2018

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday


April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

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Vimy Ridge Day -
Tuesday April 9, 2019

Culture : To honour and remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place during the First World War at Vimy Ridge, France, in 1917. since 2003 Wikipedia


Day of Mourning -
Sunday April 28, 2019

Culture : The National Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have been injured, killed or suffer illness as a result of occupational accidents and hazards


National Day of Prayer -
Thursday May 9, 2019

cards/flowers : National Day of Honor for troops who contributed to Afghanistan mission


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Royal wedding -
Friday May 18, 2018

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Regional holiday -
Monday May 21, 2018

Secular holiday : In tribute to Queen Victoria's birth in 1819 - In Quebec : Patriots' Day, commemorates the 1837-1838 rebellion against British monarchy only in Alberta - British Columbia - Labrador - Manitoba - Northwest Territories - Nunavut - Ontario - Quebec - Saskatchewan - Yukon


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]


Parliament recess (beginning) -
Friday June 15, 2018

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Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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National Aboriginal Day -
Thursday June 21, 2018

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Canada Day -
Sunday July 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Anniversary of the union of the Canadian provinces under one government, which took place in 1867 under the British North America Act Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Canada Day -
Monday July 2, 2018

Secular holiday : Anniversary of the union of the Canadian provinces under one government, which took place in 1867 under the British North America Act Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Regional holiday -
Monday August 6, 2018

Secular holiday : Civic/state holiday - Civic holiday in Ontario, Saskatchewan and the North West Territories. - Natal Day in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. - New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick. British Colombia Day in British Colombia. - Heritage Day in Alberta. NOT a holiday in Quebec, Yukon.


Acadian National Day -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

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Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

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Labour Day -
Monday September 3, 2018

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Grandparents Day -
Sunday September 9, 2018

cards/flowers : To honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.


Rosh Hashanah -
Monday September 10, 2018

cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday


Parliament recess (end) -
Monday September 17, 2018

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Yom Kippur -
Tuesday September 18, 2018

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