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Name Date Kind
New Year's Day**Sunday January 3, 2021Secular holiday 
Christmas holidays (end)**Monday January 4, 2021School holidays 
Parliament sitting days (beginning)Monday October 4, 2021Special Events 
Royal Victoria Marathon*Sunday October 10, 2021Sports events 
Thanksgiving*Monday October 11, 2021Secular holiday 
ThanksgivingMonday October 11, 2021School holidays 
Remembrance Day**Thursday November 11, 2021Secular holiday 
parliament sitting days (end)Friday December 3, 2021Special Events 
Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 17, 2021School holidays 
Christmas Day*Saturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 
banks are closedMonday December 27, 2021Banks only 
banks are closedTuesday December 28, 2021Banks only 

New Year's Day -
Monday January 3, 2022

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


Christmas holidays (end) -
Tuesday January 4, 2022

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.
University of British Columbia ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #34
Dates confirmed till Sep 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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Parliament sitting days (beginning) -
Monday October 4, 2021

Special Events :


Royal Victoria Marathon -
Sunday October 10, 2021

Sports events : Www.runvictoriamarathon.com/ 2022 edition NOT confirmed


Thanksgiving -
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.


Thanksgiving -
Monday October 11, 2021

School holidays :


Remembrance Day -
Thursday November 11, 2021

Secular holiday : In tribute to the Canadian soldiers who died in various wars (61,082 in WW1, 42,042 in WW2, 516 in the Korean war, 119 in peace-keeping missions) Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Parliament sitting days (end) -
Friday December 3, 2021

Special Events :


Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 17, 2021

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

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 -
Monday December 27, 2021

Banks only :


Banks are closed -
Tuesday December 28, 2021

Banks only :