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Human Resources, Labour and Employment
November 18, 2010

Public Advisory: 2011 Shops Closing Holidays

The public is advised that the following days are to be observed as holidays during the 2011 calendar year. These are noted under the authority and provisions of The Shops Closing Act.



New Year's Day*

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Good Friday*

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Victoria Day

Monday, May 23, 2011

Memorial/Canada Day*

Friday, July 1, 2011

Labour Day *

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Day

Monday, October 10, 2011

Remembrance Day*

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Day*

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Boxing Day

Monday, December 26, 2011

* Six 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.

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 e-mail

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Media contact:

Bradley Power
Director of Communications
Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment
709-729-0753, 699-5707

2010 11 18                                                          9:30 a.m.


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