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Environment and Conservation
November 21, 2011

The following is being distributed at the request of the Labour Relations Agency:

Public Advisory: 2012 Shops Closing Holidays

The public is advised that the following days are to be observed as holidays during the 2012 calendar year. These are noted under the authority and provisions of The Shops Closing Act.

Holiday Date of Observance
New Year’s Day* Sunday, January 1, 2012
Good Friday* Friday, April 6, 2012
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 8, 2012
Victoria Day Monday, May 21, 2012
Memorial/Canada Day* Sunday, July 1, 2012
Labour Day* Monday, September 3, 2012
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 8, 2012
Remembrance Day* Sunday, November 11, 2012
Christmas Day*  Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Boxing Day Wednesday, December 26, 2012

* Six paid holidays

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

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 kclements@gov.nl.ca 

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Media contact:
Melony O’Neill
Director of Communications
Department of Environment and Conservation
709-729-2575, 689-0928

2011 11 21             2:45 p.m.

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