Regional holiday -
Monday August 2, 2021
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 -
Sunday August 15, 2021
Sunday August 15, 2021
Labour Day -
Monday September 6, 2021
Secular holiday :
Rosh Hashanah -
Tuesday September 7, 2021
cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday
Grandparents Day -
Sunday September 12, 2021
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.
Yom Kippur -
Thursday September 16, 2021
Parliament recess (end) -
Monday September 20, 2021
Special Events :
Banks are closed -
Thursday September 30, 2021
Banks only : National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 2021
Monday October 11, 2021
Secular holiday : The first formal celebration was held by an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who attempted to establish a settlement on Baffin Island, after failing to discover a northern passage to the Orient in 1576. The Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock held their Thanksgiving in 1621 as a three-day thank you celebration to the leaders of the Wampanoag Indian tribe and their families for teaching them the survival skills they needed to make it in the New World. Canada established the second Monday in October as a national holiday, a day of general thanksgiving, in 1957.
Sunday October 31, 2021
cards/flowers : Halloween originated from a Celtic festival called Samhain, which was celebrated 2,000 years ago and revolved around lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to ward off spirits and fairies— yes, Halloween began because people truly believed that it was a time when dead spirits would rise again, and walk among them. Back then, costumes acted as protection, not just an excuse to show off your Pinterest skills.
Not much is known about the ancient holiday since there are no written records, though per Encyclopedia Britannica, it was a time fraught with danger, charged with fear, and full of supernatural episodes.