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Religious, Cultural & Heritage Days

July 2023

Egyptian Heritage Month

1 Canada Day
19 Muharram
27 Tisha B’Av
28 Ashura
30 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

August 2023

1 Emancipation Day
7 Civic Holiday
9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

September 2023

4 Labour Day
7 Ukrainian Heritage Day
15-17 Rosh Hashana
21 International Day of Peace
24-25 Yom Kippur
25 Franco-Ontarian Day
27-28 Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
29 Michaelmas
29 First day of Sukkot
29 Mid-Autumn Festival
30 National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

October 2023

German Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Islamic Heritage Month, Women’s History Month

4 St. Francis Day
6 Hoshana Rabbah
6-7 Shemini Atzeret
7-8 Simchat Torah
9 Thanksgiving
10 World Mental Health Day
31 Hallowe’en

November 2023

Albanian Heritage Month, Hindu Heritage Month

1 All Saints' Day
1 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
2 All Souls' Day
5-11 Treaties Recognition Week
8 Indigenous Veterans Day
8 Viola Desmond Day
11 Remembrance Day
12 Diwali / Deepavali
16 Louis Riel Day
25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

December 2023

3 First Sunday of Advent
3 Cayman Thanksgiving
6 National Day for Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women
7 Hanukkah begins
8 Bodhi Day
10 Human Rights Day
15 Last Day of Hanukkah
24 Christmas Eve
25 Christmas Day
26 Boxing Day
26 Kwanzaa
31 New Year’s Eve

January 2024

Tamil Heritage Month

1 New Year’s Day
6 Epiphany
15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
17 Raoul Wallenberg Day
21 Lincoln Alexander Day
25 Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February 2024

Black History Month

1 World Hijab Day
2 Groundhog Day
7 Isra' and Mi'raj
10 Lunar New Year
13 Carnivale / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day
14 Ash Wednesday
14 Valentine’s Day
15 Nirvana Day
19 Family Day
20 World Day of Social Justice
28 Pink Shirt Day

March 2024

Bangladeshi Heritage Month, Hellenic Heritage Month, Irish Heritage Month

8 International Women's Day
8 Mahashivaratri
10 Daylight Saving Time
10 Ramadan starts – tentative date
11 World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film
15 International Day to Combat Islamophobia
17 Irish Heritage Day
19 Nowruz
19 Spring Equinox
21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
23 Earth Hour
24 Palm Sunday
24 Purim
25 Holi
28 Maundy Thursday
29 Good Friday
31 Easter

April 2024

Sikh Heritage Month

5 Laylat al-Qadr
7 World Health Day
10 Eid al-Fitr – tentative date
13 Vaisakhi
22 Earth Day
23 First day of Passover
24-26 Theravada New Year
30 Last Day of Passover

May 2024

Asian Heritage Month, Dutch Heritage Month, Jewish Heritage Month, South Asian Heritage Month

5 Cinco de Mayo
5 MMIWG National Day of Remembrance / Red Dress Day
5 Orthodox Easter (Pascha)
5-6 Yom HaShoah / Holocaust Memorial Day
6-10 Mental Health Week in Canada
9 Ascension Day
12 Mother’s Day
13 Yom HaAtzmaut
17 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
19 Pentacost
20 Victoria Day
23 Vesak / Buddha Day / Visakha Puja
26 Lag B’Omer (Lag BaOmer)

June 2024

Filipino Heritage Month, Italian Heritage Month, National Indigenous History Month, Portuguese History and Heritage Month, Pride Season

11-13 Shavuot
18 Father’s Day
19 Juneteenth
21 National Indigenous Peoples Day
21 June Solstice
24 St. Jean Baptiste Day
29 Eid al-Adha – tentative date