• In 2017, Nova Scotia Heritage Day honoured Mi’kmaq Heritage

  • In 2018, Nova Scotia Heritage Day honours Mona Louise Parsons

  • Students celebrate Heritage Day

  • 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 2018 will recognize Mona Parsons, a member of the Dutch Resistance and the only Canadian woman to be imprisoned by the Germans during the Second World War.

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