Civic Holiday

Civic Holiday Quick Facts

AKA NameHeritage Day, New Brunswick Day, Nova Scotia Natal Day, Saskatchewan Day, Simcoe Day
Hashtags#CivicHoliday, #BCDay, #HeritageDay
2019 DateAugust 5, 2019
2020 DateAugust 3, 2020
Civic Holiday

Civic Holiday History

The Civic Holiday serves to fill a holiday gap between Canada Day on July 1st and Labour Day on the first Monday of September. Depending on the Canadian province and city, the Civic Holiday is both named and celebrated differently. Although names and celebrations may differ, Civic Holidays around Canada are celebrated on the first Monday of August.

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Civic Holiday Facts & Quotes

  • A civic holiday is one that is legally recognized but employers are not required to offer holiday pay.
  • Civic Holiday Names Across Canada: British Columbia: B.C. Day, Alberta: Heritage Day, Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Day, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island: Natal Day, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Manitoba: Civic Holiday, Ontario has multiple differing names depending on cities and regions, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and Yukon do not have a holiday on the first Monday of August.
  • The Civic Holiday is usually referred to as the August Long Weekend or the August Holiday
  • Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest. - Exodus 34.21
  • Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Civic Holiday Top Events and Things to Do

  • Enjoy the short Canadian summer outdoors! Go to the cottage, camping, barbequing or the park.
  • Enjoy Alexander Keith's Natal Day Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The festival has live concerts, activities, fireworks and other events.
  • Do a bit of summer cleaning in the house and garden.
  • Attend a local festival or parade in your town or city.
  • Enjoy the fact that you do not have to work.

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