Remembrance Day (November 11 Holiday)
Remembrance Day in Canada is celebrated on November 11th every year. The day is meant to remember and honor members of the armed forces who fought for our country. It is often referred to as Armistice Day, as November 11th at 11:00 AM in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) marks the day and time when the armistice became effective and armies stopped fighting in World War I. In Canada, government buildings will fly the Canadian flag, people around the country will partake in a two-minute silence at 11:00 AM, and many wear poppies as a sign to remember those who fought and died for Canada. Remembrance Day is celebrated in many other countries, including the United States, on the same day.
Visiting Loved Ones
Remembrance Day is celebrated as a federal statutory holiday in many areas of Canada, and offices will be closed. Since the date falls on a Friday this year, it provides a great opportunity to see your loved ones over the weekend. It’s a perfect time for family and friends to visit one another and spend time remembering those that gave so much for our freedom.