Statutory Holidays in Nova Scotia in 2023

When are the next Statutory holidays in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia Upcoming Holidays

List of Holidays in Nova Scotia in 2023

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Sunday New Year's Day Statutory Holiday
Monday Nova Scotia Heritage Day Regional Holiday 3rd Monday in February
Friday Good Friday Regional Holiday Statutory, optional in Quebec
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday
Monday Victoria Day Regional Holiday Most provinces
Sunday Father's Day Not A Public Holiday 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Saturday Canada Day Statutory Holiday National Day
Monday Labour Day Statutory Holiday First Monday in September
Saturday National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Regional Holiday Federal, regional
Monday Thanksgiving Not A Public Holiday 2nd Monday in October
Monday Canadian Remembrance Day (in lieu) Not A Public Holiday Regulated holiday in Nova Scotia
Monday Christmas Day Statutory Holiday
Tuesday Boxing Day Regional Holiday Statutory in Ontario and federal jurisdictions. Optional in Alberta


  • The Remembrance Day holiday is governed by the Remembrance Day Act. Some employees may be entitled to a benefit.
  • Some days are commonly recognized as holidays but are not paid holidays under the Nova Scotia Labour Standards Code. Employers may agree to provide their employees with additional paid holidays and the Labour Standards Division could enforce such an agreement.