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Events for the month of March 2016

Mar

13

Daylight Saving Time starts

Since 2007, Canada has switched to Daylight Saving Time starts on the second Sunday in March and the return toDaylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November at 2 pm ET Eastern Time

Note: Newfoundland does this at 1 am and...
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Mar

14

Commonwealth Day

In 1973 the National Council in Canada of the Royal Commonwealth Society in a letter to Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau suggested that the idea of Commonwealth Day to be observed simultaneously throughout the Commonwealth be included on the...
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Mar

17

St. Patrick's Day

Nearly four million Canadians are of Irish descent. We observe St. Patrick's Day on March 17, we do more than honour St. Patrick, who promoted Christianity in Ireland; we celebrate the Irish presence in Canadian history.

Some argue...
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Mar

25

Good Friday

Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday. It is the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which plays an important part in the Christian faith. It is also a statutory holiday in all Canadian provinces and...
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Mar

27

Easter

Easter is the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion, which is marked on Good Friday. Canadians commonly refer to Easter as the period from Good Friday through Easter Monday.

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Mar

28

Easter Monday (regional holiday)

Holidays for: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Yukon

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday, which commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to the Christian Bible. Easter...
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