Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June and is a day to celebrate, and extend thanks to, those who are “Dads” and those who serve as father-like figures in the lives of others.
National Aboriginal Day is a day to celebrate the unique heritage, cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people in Canada. June 21 was chosen because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and because many Aboriginal groups mark this day as a time to celebrate their heritage.
Every April 22, many Canadians join 500 million people from around the world in staging events and projects celebrating Earth Day.The global festivity is the largest, most celebrated environmental event addressing local and international issues.
National Volunteer Week
A special time is set aside in the last week of April to salute the millions of volunteers who build and strengthen communities by donating their time and energy to fellow Canadians.
National Flag Day
National Flag Day is February 16. On this day in 1965, the new Canadian maple leaf flag was raised over Parliament Hill for the first time.This date is celebrated but is not a holiday for workers.
Quebec National Day, also known as Saint Jean Baptiste Day, is celebrated on June 24. On this day, French Canadians honour their patron saint, Saint Jean-Baptiste (John the Baptist).The province observes this legal holiday, (Fête Nationale des Québécois), with solemn ceremonies followed by lively festivities and art and sporting events.