Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Monday, September 19, 2022 will be a federal holiday and a day of mourning as Queen Elizabeth II is buried in the U.K.

Note that this is a single day of mourning and will not be an annual holiday.

The Queen’s funeral is set to take place on Monday, September 19 in the U.K. at 11:00am BST which is 5:00am Winnipeg time.

A federal holiday means that only federally regulated workers will get the day off to mourn the death of the queen. However, conversations are currently underway with provinces who will make their own decisions about whether to grant provincial holidays.

The announcement follows Australia who will have a public holiday on September 22 to mark the death, during which schools and businesses are expected to be closed. New Zealand will be using September 26 for its day to honour the queen.

Canada will have invite-only commemorative service on September 19 at Christ Church Cathedral, with government officials, dignitaries and other guests, as well as a parade with the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP, a 96-shot gun salute (one shot for every year of the queen’s life), and a CF-18 fighter jet fly-by.