Articles October 5, 2018

School Holidays in Canada in 2019

Are you or one of your family members attending one of The Best International Schools in Canada? Would you like to know more about the many observances and the main holidays in Canada during the year 2019?

Have a look of our calendar and celebrate wherever you are in the world!

Main School Holidays in Canada in 2019

Winter Holidays: From Saturday 22nd of December 2018 to Sunday 6th of January 2019
Spring Half-Term Dates: From Saturday 16th of February 2019 to Tuesday 19th of February 2019
Easter Holidays: From Saturday 6th of April 2019 to Monday 22nd of April 2019
Summer Half-Term Dates: From Saturday 4th of May 2019 to 7th of May 2019
Summer Holidays: From Saturday 29th of June 2019 to Tuesday 20th of August 2019

Holidays in Canada in 2019

Date Holiday
1 Jan New Year’s Day
2 Jan Day After New Year’s Day Quebec
6 Jan Epiphany
7 Jan Orthodox Christmas Day
14 Jan Orthodox New Year
21 Jan Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day)
2 Feb Groundhog Day
5 Feb Chinese New Year
14 Feb Valentine’s Day
15 Feb National Flag of Canada Day
18 Feb Islander Day – Prince Edward Island
18 Feb Family Day -AB, NB, ON, SK
18 Feb Nova Scotia Heritage Day
18 Feb Louis Riel Day – Manitoba
22 Feb Yukon Heritage Day – Yukon
1 Mar St David’s Day
5 Mar Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
6 Mar Ash Wednesday
10 Mar Daylight Saving Time starts
11 Mar Commonwealth Day
17 Mar St. Patrick’s Day
18 Mar St. Patrick’s Day – Newfoundland and Labrador
20 Mar March Equinox
21 Mar Purim
3 Apr Isra and Mi’raj
6 Apr National Tartan Day
9 Apr Vimy Ridge Day
14 Apr Palm Sunday
18 Apr Maundy Thursday
19 Apr Good Friday
20 Apr Holy Saturday
20 Apr First day of Passover
21 Apr Easter Sunday
22 Apr Easter Monday – BC, NB, PE, QC, YT
22 Apr Easter Monday – Alberta
22 Apr St. George’s Day – Newfoundland and Labrador
26 Apr Orthodox Good Friday
27 Apr Last day of Passover
27 Apr Orthodox Holy Saturday
28 Apr Orthodox Easter
29 Apr Orthodox Easter Monday
1 May Yom HaShoah
6 May Ramadan Start
9 May Yom HaAtzmaut
12 May Mother’s Day
20 May Victoria Day – All except NS, NU, QC
20 May National Patriots’ Day – Quebec
23 May Lag B’Omer
30 May Ascension Day
31 May Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
5 Jun Eid ul Fitr
9 Jun Pentecost
9 Jun Shavuot
10 Jun Whit Monday
16 Jun Trinity Sunday
16 Jun Father’s Day
20 Jun Corpus Christi
21 Jun June Solstice
21 Jun National Indigenous Peoples Day
21 Jun National Indigenous Peoples Day – Northwest Territories, Yukon
24 Jun St. Jean Baptiste Day – Quebec
24 Jun Discovery Day – Newfoundland and Labrador
1 Jul Canada Day
1 Jul Memorial Day -Newfoundland and Labrador
9 Jul Nunavut Day
15 Jul Orangemen’s Day – Newfoundland and Labrador
5 Aug Heritage Day in Alberta
5 Aug Civic/Provincial Day – NT, ON, PE, SK
5 Aug Terry Fox Day – Manitoba
5 Aug New Brunswick Day
5 Aug British Columbia Day
5 Aug Natal Day -Nova Scotia
7 Aug The Royal St John’s Regatta (Regatta Day) -Newfoundland and Labrador
11 Aug Tisha B’Av
12 Aug Eid ul Adha
15 Aug Assumption of Mary
16 Aug Gold Cup Parade – Prince Edward Island
19 Aug Discovery Day -Yukon
1 Sep Muharram/Islamic New Year
2 Sep Labour Day
23 Sep September Equinox
30 Sep Rosh Hashana
4 Oct Feast of St Francis of Assisi
9 Oct Yom Kippur
14 Oct First day of Sukkot
14 Oct Thanksgiving Day -All except NB, NL, NS, PE
14 Oct Thanksgiving Day -NB, NL, NS, PE
18 Oct Healthcare Aide Day -British Columbia, Manitoba
20 Oct Hoshana Rabbah
21 Oct Shemini Atzeret
22 Oct Simchat Torah
31 Oct Halloween
1 Nov All Saints’ Day
2 Nov All Souls’ Day
3 Nov Daylight Saving Time ends
10 Nov Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
11 Nov Remembrance Day -All except NL, NS, ON, QC
11 Nov Remembrance Day -Ontario
1 Dec First Sunday of Advent
8 Dec Feast of the Immaculate Conception
11 Dec Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
22 Dec December Solstice
23 Dec First Day of Hanukkah
24 Dec Christmas Eve
25 Dec Christmas
26 Dec Boxing Day -MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT
30 Dec Last day of Hanukkah
31 Dec New Year’s Eve