Canadian Holidays and Special Days in the Battlefords: A Celebration Guide for Newcomers

Embracing Canadian holidays and special days is a wonderful way to connect with the local culture and community in the Battlefords, including Battleford and North Battleford, Saskatchewan. This page serves as a guide to understanding and celebrating various Canadian holidays, public observances, cultural festivals, and local traditions. From national celebrations like Canada Day and Thanksgiving to regional events and community gatherings, you'll find insights into the significance, customs, and ways to participate. Whether you're looking to join festive parades, enjoy family picnics, or explore cultural heritage, this guide helps you immerse yourself in the vibrant and diverse celebrations that define life in the Battlefords.


Civic and Public Holidays

New Year's Day - January 1

Family Day - Third Monday in February

Good Friday - March/April, depending on calendar year 

Victoria Day - May 20

Canada Day - July 1

Saskatchewan Day - First Monday in August

Labour Day - First Monday in September

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - September 30

Thanksgiving - Second Monday in October 

Remembrance Day - November 11 

Christmas Day - December 25 

Other Holidays

The holidays listed below are not federal holidays but are still recognized in the West. 

Valentine's Day - February 14 

St. Patrick's Day - March 17

April Fool's Day - April 1

Mother's Day - Second Sunday in May 

Father's Day - Third Sunday in June 

Halloween - October 31