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Statutory Holiday Weekends

Those in PEI can plan something on Islander Day, since it falls on a Monday. For those of you in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, on Family Day, which falls on a Monday in 2012, you could plan a nice long weekend by renting a cottage and have fun skiing.

Victoria Day would be marking the end of winter, and thus you could plan a lot of fun summer activities that open up during this time. Civic Holiday comes on a Monday, so those in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nunavut can plan something substantial that time.

Again, Labor Day falls on a Monday, and is a holiday in all the provinces, so that is another longer-than-normal weekend for everyone. Thanksgiving again is coming on a Monday, so an exciting family get-together can be organized on that weekend.

Canadian Statutory Holidays 2012
HolidayDateDayProvince
New Year's DayJanuary 1SundayHoliday in all provinces
Valentine's DayFebruary 14TuesdayNot an official holiday in any province
Islander DayFebruary 20MondayHoliday only in PEI
Family DayFebruary 20MondayHoliday only in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario
St Patrick's DayMarch 17SaturdayNot an official holiday in any province
Good FridayApril 6FridayHoliday in all provinces except Quebec
Easter MondayApril 9MondayHoliday only in Quebec
Mother's DayMay 13SundayNot an official holiday in any province
Victoria Day May 21MondayHoliday in all provinces except New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland
Father's DayJune 17SundayNot an official holiday in any province
St. Jean's Baptiste DayJune 24SundayHoliday only in Quebec
Canada DayJuly 1SundayHoliday in all provinces
Civic HolidayAugust 6MondayHoliday only in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nunavut
Labor DaySeptember 3MondayHoliday in all provinces
ThanksgivingOctober 8MondayHoliday in all provinces except New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland
HalloweenOctober 31WednesdayNot an official holiday in any province
Remembrance DayNovember 11SundayHoliday in all provinces except Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland
ChristmasDecember 25TuesdayHoliday in all provinces
Boxing DayDecember 26WednesdayHoliday only in Ontario

With all the rules and policies involved with these holidays, it may make planning a vacation a little tedious. But, with some Canadian statutory holidays 2012 falling on a Monday or Friday, you can plan a nice long weekend with family or friends. You can also keep some of the holidays free for some important work, or to meet up with people you haven't seen in a log time due to time constraints.