Saskatchewan Day

Saskatchewan Day Quick Facts

2021 DateAugust 2, 2021
2022 DateAugust 1, 2022
Saskatchewan Day

Saskatchewan Day History

Saskatchewan Day is a statutory holiday that seeks to remember the pioneers who built the province of Saskatchewan. This day aims to bring communities together for celebration.

Saskatchewan Day was proposed in 1975 by Saskatchewan's Minister of Labour Gordon Snyder. It is observed annually on the first Monday in August. Most schools and businesses are closed on this day.

Saskatchewan Day Facts & Quotes

  • Saskatchewan is known as the land of living skies because of the miles of uninterrupted sky. Many travel to the province to witness the aurora lights that light up the night sky.
  • Saskatchewan's official flag was adopted in 1969. It features a shield of arms with a floral emblem. Its colors green and gold represent Saskatchewan's northern forests and its southern grain areas.
  • Saskatchewan Day instead will be another occasion on which Saskatchewan families can gather together to enjoy our great outdoors - Gordon Snyder, 1975

Saskatchewan Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Spend the long weekend with family and friends. This day recognizes the hard work of Saskatchewanians aims to give them an extended vacation.
  • Take a trip north or outside the city to witness the northern lights
  • Watch a video detailing some things to do in Saskatchewan.

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