Statutory Holidays in Nova Scotia in 2021

Nova Scotia 2021
Nova Scotia

List of Holidays in Nova Scotia in 2021

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Friday 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
Thursday Canada Day Statutory Holiday National Day
Monday Labour Day Statutory Holiday First Monday in September
Thursday National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Regional Holiday Federal, Manitoba, Nova Scotia
Monday Thanksgiving Not A Public Holiday 2nd Monday in October
Saturday Christmas Day Statutory Holiday
Sunday Boxing Day Regional Holiday


  • 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.