, February 15 Family Day Canada 2021
observed in New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in British Columbia.
(2nd (BC) or 3rd Monday (rest) in February)
First held in Alberta in 1990
Family Day is supposed to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta, and to give workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families. It was introduced in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in Ontario in 2008. British Columbia observed Family Day as a statutory holiday for the first time in 2013, New Brunswick in 2018.
In the province of Manitoba, the third Monday of February is a general holiday, known as Louis Riel Day.