Just a reminder that on Monday, February 16, 2015, Nova Scotians will be celebrating the first Heritage Day.

Heritage Day is a statutory holiday that will be marked on the third Monday of February and each year will celebrate a different person, place or event. Nova Scotia civil rights activist Viola Desmond is the first.

This is a paid holiday and thus, with limited exceptions, retail establishments must be closed on this day.

For a breakdown of the statutory holidays and retail closing days in Nova Scotia, please see here:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact: Jim Cormier, Director (Atlantic) at:  jcormier@retailcouncil.org or 902-422-4144