Alberta Heritage Day

Alberta Heritage Day

First Monday in August
The province of Alberta, Canada, celebrates its cultural heritage on the first Monday of August. The Legislative Assembly of Alberta made this day an official provincial holiday by passing the Heritage Act of 1974, which also decreed that the observance can occur on the preceding Saturday or Sunday.
The holiday's date differs from that of other Canadian heritage celebrations, which are usually held on the third Monday of February. Despite continuous attempts by the Heritage Canada Foundation to make Heritage Day a national holiday, Alberta has maintained its own calendar date.
A notable annual event scheduled just before Alberta Heritage Day is the Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival. Held since 2006, this tourist-friendly event takes place in the Canadian Rockies and includes heritage hikes, storytelling, and tours of historical sites and local architecture.
CONTACTS:
Heritage Community Foundation
Ste. 54
9912-106 St.
Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5 Canada
www.heritagecanada.org
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