Special days, weeks and months help strengthen cultural awareness, remember historic events, and inspire Albertans to take action or get involved in important causes.
Dates can be officially recognized in perpetuity through Ministerial Declarations. Declarations of dates that hold significance or have a connection to Alberta can be requested by organizations as long as they follow the guidelines.
The Special Days Act came into force March 24, 2022 and established this easier, faster process for designating special dates in perpetuity. Dates that were previously recognized through proclamations or acts will continue to be recognized.
Your organization can request a provincial declaration by filling out the online form.
- Black History Month
- Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – February 6
- Alberta Family Day – third Monday
- Human Trafficking Awareness Day – February 22
- Alberta Francophonie Month
- learn more about Alberta Francophonie Month and Francophone heritage in Alberta
- Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month
- Sikh Heritage Month (PDF, 24 KB)
- Alberta Get Outdoors Weekend – second weekend
- Holocaust Memorial Day, Yom ha-Shoah – April 28, 2022 and April 18, 2023
- Philippine Heritage Month
- Intergenerational Day – June 1
- Seniors’ Week – first full week in June, Monday to Sunday
- Learn more about Seniors’ Week and the contributions seniors make to Alberta.
- Polish-Canadian Heritage Day – second Sunday
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day – June 27
- Collector Car Appreciation Day – second Friday
- Hindu Heritage Month
- Alberta Heritage Day – first Monday
- Alberta Local Food Week – Week preceding the third weekend
- learn more about Alberta Local Food Week and how to support for all things grown, made and harvested in Alberta
- Month of the Artist
- learn more about Month of the Artist and the valuable contributions artists make to Alberta
- Alberta Day – September 1
- learn more about Alberta Day
- Ukrainian-Canadian Heritage Day – September 7
- Apprenticeship Day – Fourth Monday of September
- Reservists’ Recognition Day – last Saturday
- Alberta Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day – last Sunday
- learn more about Alberta Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and participate in the annual ceremony
- Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30
- learn more about the Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Disability Employment Awareness Month
- learn more about Disability Employment Awareness Month and celebrating people with disabilities in the workplace
- Islamic Heritage Month
- Day of Older Persons – October 1
- learn more about Day of Older Persons and celebrating seniors
- Sisters in Spirit Day – October 4
- learn more about Sisters in Spirit Day and honouring the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
- Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – November 19
- Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day – fourth Saturday
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