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Family Day
Family Day

Mon, Feb 19

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Regional Statutory Holiday

Family Day

Time & Location

Feb 19, 2024, 12:00 a.m.

Regional Statutory Holiday

About the Event

Family Day is not a national statutory holiday, it is only observed in New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in British Columbia. Other provinces have holidays in February on the same day but these holidays aren't called family day. In PEI Islander Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February and in Manitoba the 3rd Monday in February is the Louis Riel Day holiday. In Nova Scotia this day is called Heritage Day.

Since this is not a federally established holiday all federal workers work on Family day including post office employees and public servants. Family Day was originally created to give people time to spend with their families but it also provides a day off between New Year's Day and Good Friday as they are approximately three months apart. As mentioned above, unfortunately, not everyone gets Family Day off, which makes it a debatable holiday in many provinces. 

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