Canada will mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II with a national day of mourning on Sept. 19. The national holiday will coincide with the queen’s funeral in London, U.K. “Declaring an opportunity for Canadians to mourn on Monday is important,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, adding conversations are underway with provinces and federal workers. Read more: Queen Elizabeth’s funeral to be held on Sept.
19. Here’s what to know Australia announced earlier Monday a public holiday on Sept. 22 to mark the death, during which schools and businesses are expected to be closed, while New Zealand is setting aside Sept.
26 for its day to honour the queen. Sept. 19 will be a bank holiday in the U.K. Read more: What will happen to Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved pet dogs now?
Before Canada’s announcement, there was speculation whether a holiday would be declared. A “Day of Mourning” was observed after the passing of Queen Elizabeth’s father and predecessor King George VI in February 1952.