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Canada (British Columbia) : 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

  • Currency: Dollar (CAD)
  • Internet domain: .ca - Telephone code: +1 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: see each related province (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday December 16, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Christmas holidays (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday February 1, 2023Vancouver International Boat ShowTradeshows
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    Monday February 20, 2023Family DaySchool holidays
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    Friday March 10, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday March 20, 2023Noruzcards/flowers
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    Monday March 27, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday May 7, 2023Vancouver MarathonSports events
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    Monday May 22, 2023Victoria DaySchool holidays
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    Monday May 22, 2023Victoria DaySecular holiday
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    Friday June 30, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 16, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    Banks only :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holidays (end)

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    School holidays : Www.vsb.bc.ca
    calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    PISA ranking (average 493): 528 (among the 10 best WW)
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms mostly required
    Hours of Instruction per day: Elementary = 293 minutes (4h 53m); Middle = 295 minutes (4h 55m); Secondary = 318 minutes (5h 18)
    853 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten;
    878 hours of instruction for students in grades 1 to 7;
    952 hours of instruction for students in grades 8 to 12.
    QS Best Student Cities rating for Vancouver: #20
    University of British Columbia ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #34

    Dates confirmed till Aug 2024; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Vancouver International Boat Show

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    Wednesday February 1, 2023
    Tradeshows : Http://www.vancouverboatshow.ca/ lasts 10 days - 2023 edition confirmed

    Family Day

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    School holidays :

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 10, 2023
    School holidays :

    Noruz

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday March 27, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
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    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Vancouver Marathon

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    Sunday May 7, 2023
    Sports events : Www.bmovanmarathon.ca/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Victoria Day

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    Monday May 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Victoria Day

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    Monday May 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : In tribute to Queen Victoria's birth in 1819

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    School holidays :