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COVID-19 has turned the 2021 calendar topsy-turvy

The Academy Awards is just one of the events rescheduled next year due to COVID-19.
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December 29, 2020 - 1:03 PM

While every effort will be made in 2021 to get the world back to some kind of normal, it will take time to fully adjust to all the disruptions the pandemic has caused.

The 2020-21 NHL season is set to start Jan. 13 with an all-Canadian division. Each team will play 56 games. The Stanley Cup playoffs start May 11 and could run to July 9. No word yet on whether the Vancouver Canucks will get to play in B.C.

The Academy Awards have been pushed back two months to April 25 in the hopes that they can be held in person.

Major League Baseball is set to start around its regular time. The first pitch will be thrown on April 1 with all 30 teams playing that day and every effort will be made to have fans in the stands.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are now the 2021 Olympics, running from July 23 to Aug. 8. The plan is to have all spectators vaccinated in order to attend in person.

The Canadian census is on track to run in May, which is part of its normal five-year cycle. One thing that has changed because of COVID-19 is as of May 3, residents will have the option of completing their census forms online.

The United Nations has declared 2021 the International Year of Peace and Trust.

COVID-19 played no role in the next few calendar quirks.

Easter will fall on April 2, one week earlier than in 2020.

And for those starved for vacation travel, you may want to book a couple of Friday vacation days to stretch the July 1 and Remembrance Day holidays into four-day long weekends since both fall on Thursdays in 2021.

Christmas and New Year's Day will both move to Saturdays, meaning many workers will get long weekends with the statutory holiday being taken on the Friday or Monday.

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