Family Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday of February.
In 2022 Family Day is February 21.
Family Day is not a national statutory holiday, it is only observed in New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in British Columbia.
Other provinces have holidays in February on the same day but these holidays aren’t called family day. In PEI Islander Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February and in Manitoba the 3rd Monday in February is the Louis Riel Day holiday. In Nova Scotia this day is called Heritage Day.
Since this is not a federally established holiday all federal workers work on Family day including post office employees and public servants.
Family Day was originally created to give people time to spend with their families
Common Family Day activities include skating, playing hockey, snowboarding/skiing and going to various winter festivals.
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