Video:What Is Canadian Labour Day?with Jane McLean
All of Canada celebrates Canadian Labour Day in September every year. Here's what you need to know about Canadian Labour Day.See Transcript
Transcript:What Is Canadian Labour Day?
What Is Canadian Labour Day?The first Monday of September is a public (or, statutory) holiday, Labour Day, across Canada. The Labour Day weekend is the last big travel weekend of the summer, as school starts up again the following week. The Labour Day holiday in Canada, as in the U.S., celebrates worker solidarity. Most workers, public or private, are entitled to take statutory holidays off with regular pay. Some businesses remain open on holidays, such as medical clinics and some stores, restaurants, and tourist attractions.
Different Things Going on During Canadian Labour DayOn Labour Day, lots of people head up north to cottages or campsites. Others participate in parades and enjoy the fireworks display. Banks, schools, and government offices are closed on Labour Day and public transportation runs on a holiday schedule. If you are visiting Canada during this time, call ahead to restaurants, stores and tourist attractions to ensure hours of operation.
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