Key Dates & Celebrations

January 2021

  • January 1 - New Year’s Day
  • January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day*
  • January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February 2021

  • Black History Month
  • February 12 – Chinese/Lunar New Year*
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • February 15 – Family Day*
  • February 15 – Louis Riel Day (MB)*
  • February 20 - World Day of Social Justice (United Nations)
  • February 24 - Pink Shirt Day

March 2021

  • Women’s History Month
  • March 8 – International Women’s day
  • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 31 – International Trans Day of Visibility Statutory holidays (Canadian National and Ontario Specific) *date changes each year

April 2021

  • April 2 – Good Friday*
  • April 22 – Earth Day May 2021
  • May 9 – Mother’s Day*
  • May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • May 21 – International Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • May 24 - Victoria Day*

June 2021

  • Indigenous History Month
  • Pride Month
  • June 20 – Father’s Day*
  • June 21 – National Indigenous People’s Day

July 2021

  • July 1 - Canada Day
  • July 18 – Nelson Mandela Day August 2021

August 2021

  • August 2 – Civic Holiday*
  • August 9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • August 15 – National Acadian Day
  • August 23 – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

September 2021

  • September 6 – Labour Day*
  • September 21-25 – International Week of the Deaf
  • September 30 – Orange Shirt Day

October 2021

  • October 4 - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) National Day of Remembrance
  • October 10 – World Mental Health Day
  • October 11 – National Coming Out Day
  • October 11 – Thanksgiving*
  • October 31 – Halloween Statutory holidays (Canadian National and Ontario Specific) *date changes each year

November 2021

  • November 11 – Remembrance Day
  • November 20 – Trans Day of Remembrance
  • November 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women [start of 16 days]

December 2021

  • December 3 – International day of Persons With Disabilities
  • December 10 – Human Rights Day [end of 16 days]
  • December 18 – International Migrants Day
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 26 - Kwanzaa
  • December 26 – Boxing Day 
Cultural Celebrations