Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
November 1, 2017

Public Advisory: 2018 Shop Closing Holidays

The public is advised that under authority of the Shops Closing Act, the following days are to be observed as holidays during the 2018 calendar year:
HolidayDate of Observance
New Year’s Day*Monday, January 1, 2018
Good Friday*Friday, March 30, 2018
Easter SundaySunday, April 1, 2018
Victoria DayMonday, May 21, 2018
Memorial/Canada Day*Sunday, July 1, 2018
Labour Day*Monday, September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 8, 2018
Remembrance Day*Sunday, November 11, 2018
Christmas Day*Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Boxing DayWednesday, December 26, 2018

*Paid Holidays

In addition, the Shops Closing Act sets the following for observance as holidays:

  • In the City of St. John’s, the day determined as Regatta Day;
  • In the Town of Harbour Grace, the day determined as Regatta Day; and
  • In any other municipality, the day fixed by the council as a civic holiday therein.

The Shops Closing Act requires that all shops other than those defined as exempt shops, be closed on the above holidays.

For further information, please call 709-729-2742, toll-free 1-877-563-1063 or email

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Media contact
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595

2017 11 01                              11:10 a.m.