Service NL
November 3, 2014

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

Public Advisory: 2015 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 2015 calendar year:

HolidayDate of Observance
New Year's Day*Thursday, January 1, 2015
Good Friday*Friday, April 3, 2015
Easter SundaySunday, April 5, 2015
Victoria DayMonday, May 18, 2015
Memorial/Canada Day*Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Labour Day*Monday, September 7, 2015
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 12, 2015
Remembrance Day*Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Christmas Day*Friday, December 25, 2015
Boxing DaySaturday, December 26, 2015

* 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 e-mail


Media contact:

Vanessa Colman-Sadd
Director of Communications
Service NL
709-729-4860, 682-6593

2014 11 03                                       11:25 a.m.