About Vimy Ridge Day
Vimy Ridge Day is a day to commemorate the deaths and casualties of members of the Canadian Corps in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place during the first world war. The holiday has been observed annually on 9 April since 2003. It is a non-statutory observance.
In 2003, the Government of Canada declared April 9th to be "Vimy Ridge Day", to honour and remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place in 1917