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   Diverse Holidays observed in Canada


Canada being a mix of so many cultures and religion has a very rich and diverse cultural horizon. While most Christian holidays are officially celebrated, other religious hoidays are also equally accepted. Families observing other religious holidays do take time off to enjoy and partake in their festivities with friends and family.

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Dates may differ a day or two as Muslims follow Lunar Calenday. These are approximate dates. Dates are given in the order of Islamic Months.

Holiday/Event Occurance Date in 2019
Hijra - Islamic New Year 1 Muharram Sat, Oct 25
Day of Ashura 10 Muharram Mon, Nov 3
Milad-Ul-Nabi 12 Rabi-ul-Awal Mon, Jan 13
Milad-Ul-Nabi (Shia) 12 Rabi-ul-Awal Sat, Jan 18
Lailat al Miraj 27 Rajab Tue, May 27
Ramadan (Begins) - Approximate 1 Ramadan Sat, Jun 28
Laylat al Kadr 27 Ramadan Wed, Jul 23
Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) - Approximate 1 Shawwal Mon, Jul 28
Waqf al Arafa - Hajj 9 Dhu al-Hijjah Fri, Oct 3
Eid-Ul-Adha Marks the end of Muslim Pilgrimage - Hajj. Click for more information. 10 Dhu al-Hijjah Sat, Oct 4
Muslim Follow Lunar Calendar hence the dates given are approximate and the month begins with a sighting of a Moon. Current Islamic year is 1435 AH (After Hijra) and it runs from approximately 3 November 2013 (evening) to 23 October 2014 (evening). Islamic Calendar began from the year Prophet Muhammed P.B.U.H migrated to Madina from Makkah. At the time it was 622 AD.
There are Muslime celeberate two Eid (Big Celebrations), Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-Ul-Adha.

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Hindu Calendar

Holiday/Event Description Date in 2019
Holi Hindu Spring Festival of Holi Mon, Mar 17

Other Events

Holiday/Event Ethnicity Date in 2019
CommonWealth Day Multi Country Celebration that shows allegiance to the Crown. Canada, UK, Australia and few more
Multi Country Celebration that shows allegiance to the Crown.
Mon, March 10
Losar Tibetian New Year. Tibet
Tibetian New Year.
Sun, March 2
Nowruz Persian New Year marks the first day of Spring. Persian
Persian New Year marks the first day of Spring.
Thu, March 20

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