Each year, Canadians celebrate Easter Sunday in ways that are similar to most countries. After attending mass, families and friends gather for a picnic or barbecue, and do an Easter egg hunt for the children.
Most businesses, including banks, schools, and government offices are closed on Good Friday because it is a statutory holiday. In certain areas, restaurants and other tourist spots and attractions are open for business, which is the perfect opportunity for vacationers to explore Canada during the holidays.
Easter Monday was introduced to Canada by immigrants from European countries. It is a holiday in many English speaking countries such as Australia, England, and Ireland. It is observed by most business establishments, schools, and libraries, while other commercial businesses and offices return to their regular operation.
Aside from going to mass and celebrating with family and friends, various cities in Canada such as Toronto celebrate by holding an Easter Parade. The long weekend is also the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, and get involved in activities like cycling, running, or hiking. In contrast to Good Friday, Easter Monday is a non-statutory holiday in some provinces.