Good Friday

There are five nationwide holidays in this country: Canada Day (July 1), Labour Day (1st Monday in September), Christmas Day (December 25), New Year’s Day (January 1)—and Good Friday, today (which is two days prior to Easter, which in turn falls, roughly speaking, on the first Sunday after the first full moon, after the 21st of March).

There will likely be no new entries on Slaw today.

See you all on Monday—which is not a statutory holiday in any province or territory and not a holiday within the Canada Labour Code . . . though many federal government offices will be closed even so. Ah Canada.


  1. Most provincial government offices are also closed on Easter Monday (I hasten to tell you on Easter Tuesday morning, when I am back at work…). So the Legislation Act, 2006 in Ontario defines ‘holiday’ to include Easter Monday. Section 89 of the Act says why it matters: “Time limits that would otherwise expire on a holiday are extended to include the next day that is not a holiday.”