Holidays in Canada 2023

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2023 is a common year that has 365 days in total. There are 11 federal holidays, four of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday falls on January 1, 2023, and is celebrated on January 2, 2023.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, which is April 7, 2023.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

Victoria Day
Victoria Day, a federal public holiday in Canada, is observed on May 22, 2023. The holiday is a public holiday in most provinces and all territories in Canada. It is informally considered the end of wind many people start gardening after the holiday.

Canada Day
The holiday is to commemorate the anniversary of the effective date of the Constitution Act in 1867, which brought the three separated colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick to a single Dominion called Canada. The holiday falls on July 1, 2023, and is observed on July 3, 2023.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on September 4, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a federal holiday in Canada. The holiday is to honor the children who died in the residential schools, and the survivors and families affected by the residential school system. The holiday falls on Saturday, September 30, 2023, and is observed on October 2, 2023.

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day, observed on October 09, 2023, celebrates the successful harvest and all the blessings from the last year. People get together with families and friends to enjoy traditional food, including roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. For many families, the turkey leftovers may last several days to use up.

Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is a holiday to honor those who fought for Canada in World War I, II, Korean War and those who have served since then. Many people wear poppies to commemorate military personnel who have served. The holiday falls on November 11, 2023, and is observed on November 13, 2023.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.

The following is the list of federal holidays in Canada 2023.

New Year's DayJan 1, 2023SundayFederal Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 2, 2023MondayObserved
Good FridayApr 7, 2023FridayFederal Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayFederal Holiday
Victoria DayMay 22, 2023MondayFederal Holiday
Canada DayJul 1, 2023SaturdayFederal Holiday
Canada Day HolidayJul 3, 2023MondayObserved
Labour DaySep 4, 2023MondayFederal Holiday
National Day for
Truth and Reconciliation
Sep 30, 2023SaturdayFederal Holiday
National Day for Truth
and Reconciliation Holiday
Oct 2, 2023MondayObserved
Thanksgiving DayOct 9, 2023MondayFederal Holiday
Remembrance DayNov 11, 2023SaturdayFederal Holiday
Remembrance Day HolidayNov 13, 2023MondayObserved
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayFederal Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayFederal Holiday

Please also check the working days in Canada in 2023.

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