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Canada (British Columbia) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Thursday september 19, 2024Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday september 30, 2024National Day for Truth and ReconciliationEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday september 30, 2024National Day for Truth and ReconciliationSecular holiday
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    Saturday october 19, 2024Provincial electionSpecial Events
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 13, 2025Christmas holidays (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday january 15, 2025Vancouver International Boat ShowTradeshows
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    Civil Servants holiday

    Thursday september 19, 2024
    Secular holiday : To honor the life and mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    Monday september 30, 2024
    Culture : A national day to celebrate the diverse cultures, resilience and contributions of Indigenous Peoples as well as to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system

    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    Monday september 30, 2024
    Secular holiday : from 2021

    Provincial election

    Saturday october 19, 2024
    Special Events :

    Christmas Day

    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Optional holiday

    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    New Year's Day

    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holidays (end)

    Monday january 13, 2025
    School holidays :
    calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
    2022 PISA ranking: #8 with a 506 score
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    schools close on Saturday
    school uniforms mostly required
    Hours of Instruction per day: Elementary = 293 minutes (4h 53m); Middle = 295 minutes (4h 55m); Secondary = 318 minutes (5h 18)
    853 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten;
    878 hours of instruction for students in grades 1 to 7;
    952 hours of instruction for students in grades 8 to 12.
    QS Best Student Cities rating for Vancouver: #20
    University of British Columbia ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #34

    Dates confirmed till Jan 2026; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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    Vancouver International Boat Show

    Wednesday january 15, 2025
    Tradeshows : Http:// lasts 10 days - 2024 edition confirmed