Canada declares a national holiday in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth on September 19

Canada will commemorate a National Day of Mourning On Monday, September 19, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. All the government offices will be closed.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, yesterday announced that September 19, 2022, will be a National Day of Mourning in Canada, to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This coincides with Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral in London, United Kingdom, and the end of the official period of mourning in Canada.

The Queen had paid 23 visits to Canada since she was crowned.

A national commemoration ceremony will also be held to honour Her Majesty’s life and service. The event will start at 11:00 a.m. on September 19, 2022, in Ottawa’s Christ Church Cathedral.

There will be a fly-past by Royal Canadian Air Force CF 18s. The Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP will participate in a memorial march which will be followed by a 96-gun salute—one shot for each year of Her Majesty’s life.

Queen Elizabeth II was the Commonwealth’s longest-reigning monarch. After her passing, her son King Charles III took the kingdom. On Saturday, he was crowned as the nation’s leader.