Alberta’s Family Day Holiday always falls on the 3rd Monday in February, the same day as President’s Day in the United States. Perfect timing for a civic holiday in the middle of winter, and an excuse to get outdoors and enjoy seasonal sporting activities. The holiday is celebrated in several Canadian Provinces, but that has not always been the case. It was in 1990 that then Alberta Premier Don Getty proclaimed the day a much-needed break for families, the impetus came from his son Dale who had been arrested for cocaine possession.
Although the origin of the holiday may have been somewhat guilt driven on Premier Getty’s part, we are happy to encourage taking a day off to spend time with family.
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