Manitoba Public Holidays 2021


Public Holidays in Manitoba

Manitoba is one of the Canadian Provinces and in 2021, there are 8 public holidays in Manitoba. Manitoba is Canada’s fifth-most populous province as per the 2016 census. The province shared its borders with; north by Nunavut territory, the northeast by Hudson Bay, the east by Ontario, the south by Minnesota and North Dakota (US states), and to the west by the Province of Saskatchewan. Winnipeg is Manitoba’s capital and largest city in the province.

On July 15, 1870, Manitoba become the fifth province to join the Canadian Confederation, The name “Manitoba” could be derived from the word “manitou bou” which stands for the strait of the Great Spirit in Cree (a popular Indigenous Language). Manitoba covers 649,950 square kilometers, with dense boreal forests, 100,000’s lakes, grasslands, etc. Based on the 2011 Canadian census, the most spoken languages in Manitoba are: English, German, French, Tagalog (Filipino), Cree, Ukrainian, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish and Ojibway.

There are 137 municipalities in Manitoba, and the main cities are Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, Flin Flon, Morden, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, Thompson, and Winkler. Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), The Forks, Winnipeg, Grand Beach of Lake Winnipeg, Riding Mountain National Park, Whiteshell Provincial Park, Pinawa Dam Provincial Park, Hecla Island, Canadian Fossil Discovery Center at Morden, Mennonite Village windmill, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Narcisse Snake Dens, Clear Lake, Lake Katherine, and Deep Lake are some of the popular attractions in Manitoba.

The table below shows the list of Statutory holidays or Public holidays in Manitoba.

Event 2021 Holiday
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1
Louis Riel Day Monday, February 15
Good Friday Friday, April 2
Victoria Day Monday, May 24
Canada Day Thursday, July 1
Labour Day Monday, September 6
Thanksgiving Day* Monday, October 11
Remembrance Day Thursday, November 11
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25

* Remembrance Day is not a public holiday in Manitoba, there are restrictions for operating businesses and special requirements for paying employees. See the Manitoba Remembrance Day Fact sheet for details.

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