This page has a calendar and information about holidays in Canada in 2013 including stat holidays and other unofficial celebrations such as Halloween, Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day or Valentine’s Day.
2013 is a not leap year, (fyi: 2012 was a leap year) but even if it was, holidays won’t be affected – thankfully no holiday is on February 29th.
2013 is a very straight-forward year as far as holidays are concerned because no holiday falls on a Sunday or Saturday so there is no confusion if the days are brought forward or not. This is a relief for all HR folks – it’s amazing how much confusion Canada Day created in 2012 when it was on Sunday.
Easter / Good Friday this year is in March, Christmas day and boxing day in 2013 are on Wednesday and Thursday. Will you try to take Monday and Tuesday off? Many of us will try, for sure.
|Jan 1||New Year’s Day|
|Feb 2||Groundhog Day|
|Feb 11||Family Day (British Columbia)|
|Feb 14||Valentine’s Day|
|Feb 18||Family Day (AB, ON, SK)|
|Mar 11||Commonwealth Day|
|Mar 17||St. Patrick’s Day|
|Mar 29||Good Friday|
|Mar 31||Easter Sunday|
|Apr 1||Easter Monday|
|Apr 6||National Tartan Day|
|Apr 9||Vimy Ridge Day|
|May 20||Victoria Day (Most regions)|
|Jun 21||National Aboriginal Day|
|Jul 1||Canada Day|
|Aug 5||Civic/Provincial Day (Many regions)|
|Sep 2||Labour Day (All)|
|Oct 14||Thanksgiving Day (All)|
|Nov 11||Remembrance Day (Most regions)|
|Dec 11||Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster|
|Dec 24||Christmas Eve|
|Dec 26||Boxing Day (Most regions)|
|Dec 31||New Year’s Eve|