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Heritage Day is celebrated in Canada on the third Monday of every February.

Heritage Day was established in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canada's nationally significant historic, architectural, natural and scenic heritage. It is a time for Canadians across the country to explore and celebrate their own personal heritage.

In some areas, Heritage Day is celebrated as an optional civic holiday. In Alberta, Heritage Day is celebrated on the first Monday in August. Yukon celebrates Heritage Day on the Friday before the last Sunday in February.

Since 1973, several attempts have been made to try and make Heritage Day a statutory holiday so Canadians across the country can celebrate. So far, the attempts have failed, but that doesn't stop Canadians from recognizing and celebrating this day.

 

 

 

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