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Canada BC Family Day Public Holidays Moved
 
(Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018)

Source: The Government of the Province of British Columbia (Victoria)

The Government of Canada's Province of British Columbia has announced that, beginning in 2019, it would change the date of the annual Family Day non-working public holiday to the third Monday in February

Seven years ago (05-Oct-2011), making good on the promise made earlier (03-Feb-2011), when she was the front-runner for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party, the Premier of Canada's Province of British Columbia, Christy Clark, announced that Monday, February 18, 2013, would be the first occurrence of a new, Family Day, annual public holiday.

But, later (29-May-2012), The Premier of Canada's Province of British Columbia, Christy Clark, finally announced that contrary to earlier announcements, Monday, February 11, 2013, would be the first occurrence of the new, Family Day, annual public holiday in British Columbia, following a two-week social media campaign to determine when exactly in February to set this new annual non-working public holiday (11-May-2012), as the earlier "third Monday of February" date would mean that both British Columbia and the neighboring Province of Alberta would be on holiday on the same date, thus adding congestion to British Columbia's ski resorts (which are a very popular destination for Albertans on Family Day).

A petition launched in 2015 to request that the Government of Canada's Province of British Columbia change the date of the annual Family Day non-working public holiday seems to have been a deciding factor in today's announcement.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Canada bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (February 2018)
Canada 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Canada 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Canada 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Canada 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Canada 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
 2012-05-29: Canada's BC Family Day Public Holiday Changed
 2012-05-11: Canada's BC Family Day Public Holiday Revision
 2011-10-05: Canada Family Day Public Holiday Extended In 2013
 2011-02-03: Canada Could Extend Family Day Public Holiday


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