Construction Holiday Quebec Style

Quebec is famous for having traditions that only apply to the Province and one of those is the Construction Holiday. Now I know what you’re thinking, we can all use a break from construction. if you live in an area with a long term construction project on the go then you definitely have no problem with someone taking time off the jack hammer for a while. Unfortunately the Construction Holiday isn’t for you but for the workers, although that may work in your favour.

The Construction Holiday is roughly the same time each year and this year starts at 12:01am on June 24th, 2022 and goes until midnight on August 6th 2022. At this time roughly 80 percent of the construction sites will close down as well as the offices of the Commissioner of Construction. The holiday in French known as “Vacances de la Construction” began in 1970 and was legislated by the Province of Quebec as an annual Holiday for construction workers that begins the last Saturday in July and lasts for two weeks.

Construction Holiday

Quebec is known for structuring times for people in the Province to do certain things like Moving Day. Moving Day Happens on July 1st each year and is not necessarily a Holiday but a day when many people in Quebec with lease agreements have to move. They say over a quarter million people move on that day alone in the Province of Quebec. You had better book your moving van early!

Neither of these times are official Quebec Holidays but traditions that have been in the books for years. If you are planning a vacation to the great Province of Quebec then you need to book early as many people from Quebec stay within the Province for vacation due to language barriers. French is the official language of Quebec and all documentation must be in French.

About the Author

Carmen Outridge is the owner of Outridge Translation Services and has been translating documents between English and French for over 30 years. Carmen is from Eastern Townships part of Quebec and understands the language and dialect of Quebec. To learn more about Outridge Translation Services or to get help with your next project visit

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