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PROVINCIAL DAY IN CANADA

When is Provincial Day in Canada in 2018?

Provincial Day in Canada in 2018 is on the Monday, 6th of Aug (8/06/2018).

Provincial Day in Canada is on the 218th day of 2018. There are 147 days left in the year.

Quick Facts : Provincial Day in Canada

  • Date: Aug 06, 2018
  • National
  • Also Called: Civic Holiday, Natal Day, August Holiday
  • Celebrations: Fairs and exhibitions, Concerts, Sports events
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The Provincial Day is celebrated in various provinces of Canada on the first Monday of August. It is known by different names in different parts of the country viz. Civic Holiday, Natal Day, August Holiday etc. It is celebrated to commemorate the traditional culture and history of the place.

The exact origins of the day are still unknown. The reason for celebrating this day varies from province to province. The province of Alberta celebrates this day as Heritage Day to celebrate the local heritage of the people and the city. The same way, the day is celebrated as Simcoe Day in Toronto. The day is celebrated to commemorate Governor John Simcoe, who was the first lieutenant governor of Toronto. Similarly, in Ottawa province, the day is celebrated as Colonel By Day in commemoration of Colonel John By. Colonel John By is credited with the construction of Waterway and is also credited with founding the city of Ottawa. In other parts of the country, the tradition of this day dates back to 1869 when it was first celebrated by the Toronto City Council as a recreation day. There are still some other parts of the country which celebrate the first week of August rather than the first Monday. The province of Yukon celebrates the third Monday of August as Discovery Day since it was on this day that gold was discovered in the province.

The Provincial Day in Canada is largely a cultural holiday. In some parts of the country, it does not have any legal status and is not a public holiday. However, there are parts where it is a public holiday. The celebrations on this day are pretty muted. Fairs and exhibitions are organized across various provinces to showcase the local arts and crafts of the place. Local people from the communities get together to make traditional cakes and exchange them with each other. In some places, races as well as concerts and other cultural events are organized to celebrate this day. Various sports events are also common on this day.

Provincial Day in Canada Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • Aug 04, 2008
  • Provincial day (Many regions)
  • Mon
  • Aug 03, 2009
  • Provincial day (Many regions)
  • Mon
  • Aug 02, 2010
  • Provincial day (Many regions)
  • Mon
  • Aug 01, 2011
  • Provincial day (Many regions)
  • Mon
  • Aug 06, 2012
  • Provincial day (Many regions)

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Canada in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonFeb 12, 2018Feb 12Family Day (BC)
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2018Feb 15Flag Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2018Feb 19Family Day (AB, SK, ON)
MondayMonMar 12, 2018Mar 12Commonwealth Day
SaturdaySatMar 17, 2018Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
MondayMonMay 21, 2018May 21Victoria Day (Many regions)
SundaySunJul 01, 2018Jul 01Canada Day
MondayMonJul 02, 2018Jul 02Canada Day Holiday
MondayMonAug 06, 2018Aug 06Civic Holiday (Many regions)
MondayMonSep 03, 2018Sep 03Labour Day
MondayMonOct 08, 2018Oct 08Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedOct 31, 2018Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 11, 2018Nov 11Remembrance Day (Many regions)
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day
WednesdayWedDec 26, 2018Dec 26Boxing Day (Many regions)