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Choosing your wedding date is tough stuff. You may have a season or month in mind, but you probably do not know the exact date that you want to say your "I two". To help you narrow it down, we've created a list of dates showing all the major Canadian holidays, religious observances and special events in 2019 and 2020, so you know exactly when you should not be aiming for. Why are these dates the ones to avoid? Many reasons - guests will probably already have plans, it will be hard to find accommodations, vendors will be busy and therefore unavailable or more expensive. Stay away from these days and planning should be just a little bit easier. Pro tip: if you do choose a long weekend, be sure to give your wedding guests plenty of notice so they can plan accordingly.

Here are some wedding dates you should avoid in 2019 and 2020.

WINTER

New Year's Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2019; Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Super Bowl Sunday: Sunday, February 4, 2019; Sunday, February 2, 2020

Valentine's Day: Thursday, February 14, 2019; Friday, February 14, 2020

Chinese New Year: Tuesday, February 5, 2019; Saturday, January 25, 2020

Family Day (B.C.): Monday, February 12, 2019; Monday, February 17, 2020

Family Day (except B.C.): Monday, February 18, 2019; Monday, February 17, 2020

Academy Awards: Sunday, February 24, 2019; Sunday, February 23, 2020

SPRING

April Fool's Day: Monday, April 1, 2019; Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 14, 2019; Sunday, April 5, 2020

Passover: Friday, April 19, 2019 - Saturday, April 27, 2019;  Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Thursday, April 16, 2020

Good Friday: Friday, April 19, 2019; Friday, April 10, 2020

Easter: Sunday, April 21, 2019; Sunday, April 12, 2020

Mother's Day: Sunday, May 12, 2019; Sunday, May 10, 2020

Victoria Day: Monday, May 20, 2019; Monday, May 18, 2020

Eid-al-Fitr: Tuesday, June 4 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019; Saturday, May 23, 2020 - Sunday, May 24, 2020

Father's Day: Sunday, June 16, 2019; Sunday, June 21, 2020

SUMMER

Canada Day: Monday, July 1, 2019; Wednesday, July 1, 2020

August Long Weekend: Friday, August 2, 2019 - Monday, August 5, 2019; Friday, July 31, 2020 - Monday, August 3, 2020

Eid-al-Adha: Sunday, August 11 - Thursday, August 15, 2019; Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Monday, August 3, 2020

Labour Day: Monday, September 2, 2019, Monday, September 7, 2020

FALL

Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - Tuesday, October 1, 2019; Friday, September 18, 2020 - Sunday, September 20, 2020

Yom Kippur: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019; Sunday, September 27, 2020 - Monday, September 28, 2020

Thanksgiving: Monday, October 14, 2019; Monday, October 12, 2020

Halloween: Thursday, October 31, 2019; Saturday, October 31, 2020;

Diwali: Sunday, October 27, 2019; Saturday, November 14, 2020

Remembrance Day: Monday, November 11, 2019; Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Grey Cup: Sunday, November 24, 2019; Sunday, November 22, 2020, or Sunday, November 29, 2020 (TBD)

WINTER

Hanukkah: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - Monday, December 30, 2019; Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas: Wednesday, December 25, 2019; Friday, December 25, 2020

Kwanzaa: Thursday, December 26, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020; Saturday, December 26, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021

New Year's Eve: Tuesday, December 31, 2019; Thursday, December 31, 2020

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