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Heritage Day

August 5


History of Alberta Heritage Day

In 1974, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta made the first Monday in August an official provincial holiday to recognize and celebrate the varied cultural heritage of Albertans, known as Heritage Day by passing the Heritage Act of 1974.

With the introduction of Family Day in 1990, Heritage Day was downgraded from a statutory holiday to an optional civic holiday.

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