In addition to the 5 National holidays
(New Year, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day, Christmas) there is only 1 Provincial Holiday Armistice Day
is not a statutory holiday. Canada Day
is not a statutory holiday as July 1 is Memorial Day.
These are not paid (public) statutory holidays and, as such, only federal employers are required to give the day off.
- Patrick's Day (March 17)
- Saint George's Day
- Discovery Day (June 24)
- Orangemen's Day (July 12)
These have not been celebrated as statutory holidays since 1992. They are, however, observed by the provincial government.
Unlike most other provinces, there is no province-wide holiday on the first Monday in August.
It may be seen as redundant due to the Royal St. John's Regatta, which is observed as a civic holiday in St. John's on
the first Wednesday in August (or, in case of poor weather, the next suitable day thereafter). Harbour Grace and Labrador City
have a similar holiday for their regatta in late July. All other municipalities are allowed to designate one day a year as a
civic holiday, however many do not take advantage of this.
St George's Day:
St George's Day is a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador, so it is designated as a paid holiday for government employees. School calendars in the province are set by individual school districts so those wishing to find out if St George's Day is a school holiday should check with these districts.