Nova Scotia February Holiday

Effective 2015

General Holiday Name:

Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Suggested by:
  • Bayview Education Centre - Grade: 7
    Teacher: Chrissy Hawley
  • Bible Hill Junior High - Grade: 8-9
    Teacher: Lisa MacNutt
  • Northeast Kings Education Centre - Grade: 7
    Teacher: Joann Greenough

Designated  Honorees (12)

Mi’kmaq Heritage
The culture and many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people.
National Historic Site of great significance to the black community.
Joseph Howe
Journalist and politician who contributed to the establishment of responsible government and laid the foundation for freedom of the press.
Edward Francis Arab
Prominent member of the Lebanese community who was killed in Holland, during WWII.
Nora Bernard
Mi'kmaq activist who sought compensation for survivors of the Canadian residential school system.
Carrie Best
Radio host, author and founder of The Clarion, the first black owned and published NS newspaper.
J. Willie Comeau
Educator, community activist, MLA, MP and Senator who represented Digby County from 1907 to 1966.
Grand Pré National Historic Site
The heart of the Acadian settlement prior to 1755.
William Hall
The first black person, first Nova Scotian, and third Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross.
Rita Joe
Poet Laureate of the Mi'kmaq people, and Order of Canada recipient.
Maud Lewis
World famous Nova Scotia folk artist.
Mona Louise Parsons
Native of Wolfville, decorated for acts of heroism during WWII.

Submissions by Nova Scotia Students (Grades Primary to 12)

General Holiday Name

  • Active Day
  • Edward Francis Arab Day
  • Black and White Day
  • Blueberry Day
  • Bluenose Day
  • Bluenose Heritage Day
  • Bluenoser Day
  • Day of Change
  • Canada’s Ocean Playground Day
  • Children of The Shubenacadie Residential School Day
  • Coastal Appreciation Day
  • Culture Day
  • Viola Desmond Day
  • Viola Desmond Courage Day
  • Equality Day
  • Family Day
  • Favour Day
  • February Fun Day
  • February Family Freedom Day
  • First Finds Day
  • Freedom Day
  • Friendship Day
  • Fun-dy Day
  • Happy Glory Day
  • Heritage Appreciation Day
  • Heritage Day
  • Hero’s Day
  • History Day
  • Joseph Howe Day
  • Maple Syrup and Pancake Day
  • Maritimes Day
  • Mayflower Day
  • Mayflower Monday
  • Music Day
  • New Scotland Day
  • Nova Day
  • Nova Scotia Culture Day
  • Nova Scotia Day
  • Nova Scotia Heritage Day
  • Nova Pride Day
  • Nova Scotia Heroes Day
  • Nova Scotia Legends Day
  • Nova Scotia Pride Day
  • Peace Day
  • Peggy’s Day
  • Peggy’s Cove Day
  • Pride in Province Day
  • Provincial Freedom Day
  • Ramakadana
  • Day of Reflection / Journée de la reflection
  • Scotian Day
  • Sir William Alexander Day / Journée William Alexander
  • Sobey’s Day
  • Star Day
  • United Cultural Day
  • Warm Hearts Day / Le Jour des coeur chaleureux
  • We Day
  • Winter Activity Day

Designated Holiday Names

  • Aboriginal Contribution
  • Acadian Expulsion
  • Africville
  • Sir William Alexander
  • Edward Francis Arab
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Nora Bernard
  • Carrie Best
  • Craig Blake
  • Celtic
  • Vincent Coleman
  • Alex Colville
  • J. Willie Comeau
  • Creation du Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
  • Dartmouth
  • Viola Desmond (designated)
  • Howard Dill
  • Do Yourself a Favour
  • Down East Music
  • Terry Fox
  • Grand Pré
  • Halifax Explosion
  • William Hall
  • Hockey
  • Joseph Howe
  • IWK Hospital
  • Rita Joe
  • Ron Joyce
  • Izaak Walton Killam
  • Sam Langford
  • Loyalist
  • Daureen Lewis
  • Maud Lewis
  • Sgt. James MacNeil
  • Nova Scotia Flag
  • Maple Syrup
  • Mi’kmaq
  • Multicultural
  • NS Duck Tolling Retriever
  • Nova Scotia Student (Youth)
  • Mona Louise Parsons
  • Oak Island
  • Pets (Heroic)
  • SS Atlantic
  • Sidney Crosby
  • Titanic
  • Unknown Child (Titanic)
  • Windsor