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Canada : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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New Year's Day**Friday January 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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Parliament recess (end)Monday January 25, 2021Special Events 
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Groundhog Day*Tuesday February 2, 2021Culture 
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Chinese New Year**Friday February 12, 2021cards/flowers 
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Valentine's Day*Sunday February 14, 2021cards/flowers 
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Heritage Day*Monday February 15, 2021Culture 
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Daylight Saving Time**Sunday March 14, 2021Special Events 
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St Patrick's DayWednesday March 17, 2021cards/flowers 
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April Fools Day**Thursday April 1, 2021cards/flowers 
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Good Friday*Friday April 2, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Passover**Saturday April 3, 2021cards/flowers 
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Easter**Sunday April 4, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Easter MondayMonday April 5, 2021cards/flowers 
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Vimy Ridge Day**Friday April 9, 2021Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Wednesday April 28, 2021Culture 
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New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. In Québec, employees have a choice between Good Friday and Easter Monday

Parliament recess (end) -
Monday January 25, 2021

Special Events :

Groundhog Day -
Tuesday February 2, 2021

Culture : The legend goes that the groundhog is a weather-predicting animal. When the groundhog sees its shadow on a bright and clear day, six more weeks of winter are ahead.

Chinese New Year -
Friday February 12, 2021

cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday

Valentine's Day -
Sunday February 14, 2021

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Heritage Day -
Monday February 15, 2021

Culture : Established in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation, to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canada's nationally significant historic, architectural, natural and scenic heritage.

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 14, 2021

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

St Patrick's Day -
Wednesday March 17, 2021

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April Fools Day -
Thursday April 1, 2021

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.

Good Friday -
Friday April 2, 2021

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 -
Saturday April 3, 2021

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

Easter -
Sunday April 4, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday -
Monday April 5, 2021

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Vimy Ridge Day -
Friday April 9, 2021

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 -
Wednesday April 28, 2021

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