A public holiday in Canada celebrated on the first Monday in August. Though the first Monday of August is celebrated in most of Canada as a public holiday, it is officially known as “Civic Holiday” in Nanavut and the Northwest Territories, where it is a territorial statutory holiday. The word civic is in reference to municipalities (such as cities, towns, etc.), as the day is not legislatively mandated a public holiday across the country by the Canadian federal government and is often given a different, more specific name by some municipalities or provinces.
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