Canada Day is a general holiday and celebrated every year at July 1. This year Canada Day is going to be on Saturday which is a non-working day which leads to Canada Day Long Weekend.
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What is a General Holiday?
A day which is officially entitled as a holiday and workers get a day off from their offices.
General Holidays in Canada
Following days are considered as general holidays
- New Year’s Day,
- Good Friday,
- Victoria Day,
- Canada Day,
- Labour Day,
- Thanksgiving Day,
- Remembrance Day,
- Christmas Day, and
- Boxing Day
What happens if a general holiday falls on a non-working day?
If any of the general holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday which are non working days for Canada than according to the officials the next day of the which is Monday is considered a holiday as well. Plus workers get their pay as well for the holiday. This holiday leads towards Canada Day Long Weekend since it increases a day in the weekend.
Canada Day Long Weekend 2018
This year Canada Day is coming on Saturday which means that every worker will get a paid holiday as per Country’s official Holiday reports (https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/labour-standards/reports/holidays.html). This means people can enjoy Canada Day 2018 for three straight days and make this year’s Canada Day even more momentous.