Yukon Heritage Day

Posted by on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Those in the Yukon usually have a day off work or school today.

People in the territory can join in an annual winter celebration known as the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, which is usually held in Whitehorse. There are many activities associated with the winter festival such as an air show, various outdoor activities, dog races, snow sculptures and more.

What is open?
Heritage Day in the Yukon is a day off for Yukon government employees on the last Friday of February. Schools are also closed. Businesses have the option to give their employees the day or a portion of the day off from work.

Heritage Day in the Yukon has been in place for Yukon government employees, teachers and students since it was included in the Collective Agreement in April 1975, which led to the first holiday in February 1976.

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