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Manitoba Public Holidays

Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Manitoba and start planning to make the most of your time off.

There are eight general holidays in Manitoba including New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Victoria Day. These holidays are celebrated throughout Canada. In some cases, if the holiday falls on a Saturday, it is celebrated on the previous Friday while if it falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated on the following Monday.

In Manitoba, Easter Sunday, Terry Fox Day, Remembrance Day and Boxing Day are all not general holidays. Therefore, employees who do not work on those days do not have to be paid.

Terry Fox Day celebrates the life of the late Terry Fox who lost a leg to cancer yet attempted a marathon across Canada to bring awareness to the need for cancer research. In 2015, Manitoba renamed what was known as Civic Day to Terry Fox Day on the first Monday in August.

Most businesses are not permitted to be open on Remembrance Day in Manitoba, a holiday celebrated on November 11. There are exceptions, such as hospitals, law enforcement and childcare facilities. Retail stores must be closed from 9 AM until 1 PM. Employers are not required to pay employees who do not work on Remembrance Day, but if they do work, they must be paid a premium rate of pay.

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