Valentine’s Day is February 14. It is a celebration dating back to the third century. People show their affection to those they love with gifts such as flowers and candy. This is not a holiday for workers.
First Monday in August
The first Monday of August is a holiday across Canada and is known by different names including “Civic Holiday,” British Columbia Day (in B.C.), and New Brunswick Day (in New Brunswick).
Family Day is the third Monday of February in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. It is a holiday for many workers in those provinces.
Throughout National Police Week, celebrated in the second week of May, community groups and police agencies organize events throughout Canada to promote the concept of police and communities working together to enhance and ensure public safety and security.
St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 and is a provincial holiday in Newfoundland though not an official national holiday in Canada. It is a celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Many people dress in green colours to celebrate the day. Some cities have parades.
Labour Day is the first Monday of September. It is a statutory holiday throughout Canada and celebrates the contributions of labour/workers in Canada.