• Students celebrate Heritage Day 2016.

  • In 2016, Nova Scotia Heritage Day honoured Joseph Howe.

  • Unveiled in 2016, the Heritage Day flag was inspired by the work of young artists.


Celebrated the third Monday in February, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province’s unique heritage.

As part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Heritage Day 2017 will recognize the Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people. 

For details about the February Holiday’s legislation and application, please visit Labour and Advanced Education's Nova Scotia Heritage Day information page