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When is Civic Holiday in Ontario, Canada in 2019? Date, Day, Calendar

When is Civic Holiday 2019 ? Here we define you in detail what is civic holiday and Civic Holiday in 2019. Civic holiday is most widely used name for a public holiday celebrated in most of Canada on the first Monday in August. In 2019 this year it is going to be celebrated on Monday, 6 August 2019 or 06/08/2019. Civic holiday is recognized as a statutory holiday in these three provinces and territories Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Prince Edward Island.

What is Civic Holiday ?

This holiday serves to fill a holiday gap  between Canada Day on july 1st and Labour Day on the first monday of September. Civic holiday is celebrated in canada, celebrations may be different from city to city. Civic holiday is celebrated in the first monday of August in every year. Many Canadians enjoy this short summer outdoor with their family. Many people go to the cottage , camping, picnic or party etc.

Civic Holiday 2019

Civic Holiday 2019 is celebrated on 6 of august. This holiday is a result if Canada’s diverse heritage. In 1974, Civic day was created by the Minister of Culture in Alberta. Now today, Civic holiday is celebrated throughout Canada. Many people attend a local festival or parade in their town or city. Many Canadian clean their house and garden on this holiday.

Civic Holiday Canada 2019

Civic holiday basically for Canadian people and it is not based on any particular historical or religious event. This event is basically depends on “Not to Work”.  Civic Holiday in Canada is in the middle of summer. Tradition of a holiday in the middle of summer in Toronto dates back to 1869 and was formally created in 1875. In this year  first Monday in August became the August Civic Holiday in Canada Toronto.  This is a non statutory holiday in Ontario.


Civic Holiday 2019 Ontario

Civic holiday in Ontario  is a non statutory holiday. Some regulated employers are not required to treat as a holiday. Civic day honours Canadian historical events. Civic Day is also called Emancipation Day in Ontario. On Emancipation Day, people often participate in tours and visit sites of historical importance. Fort York is one of the best destination for all people who celebrate this day.

August Civic Holiday

The holiday was renamed Simcoe Day in Toronto effective 1969 in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada and the promulgator of the Act Against Slavery, but a motion at the Ontario Municipal Association to extend the name change across Ontario failed. According to a 2005 proclamation this name continues to apply in the present amalgamated city of Toronto.

 

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