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Public holiday and Civic holiday appear to describe the same thing, though since they are poorly-referenced stubs it's hard to say. One even links to the other as a synonym. I only got to "civic holiday" from Family Day (Canada), which states "In response to the criticism [of adding Family Day as a holiday], the holiday of Heritage Day was downgraded to a civic holiday, meaning employers are not required to observe this day." it's not clear whether the intended target of "civic holiday" in that quote is the current civic holiday or the Civic Holiday article. My best guess is that "Civic Holiday" is a particular Canadian public observance but not a legal holiday, which one Wikipedia editor wrongly interprets as meaning that in Canadian English, any public observance which is not a legal holiday is desribed as a "civic holiday". jnestorius(talk) 19:17, 17 February 2014 (UTC)