Government of New Brunswick
Prescribed Days of Rest in New Brunswick

The Days of Rest Act identifies specific days during the year that businesses must be closed. These days include the weekly day of rest (Sunday) and eleven prescribed days of rest; New Year's Day, Family Day*, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day**, New Brunswick Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Prescribed Days of Rest in New Brunswick 2017-2020


Note:  

* An Act Respecting Family Day (Bill 67) comes into force on January 1, 2018.  Family Day means the third Monday in February and begins in 2018.

** When July 1 is a Sunday, July 2 is a legal holiday and shall be kept and observed as such throughout Canada under the name of "Canada Day". - Holidays Act

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New Year's Day January 1st
Family Day* third Monday in February
Good Friday the Friday before Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the full moon after March 21st. If the full moon falls on a Sunday, Easter is the next Sunday.
Victoria Day the first Monday before May 25th
Canada Day **
July 1st (If July 1st falls on Sunday, Monday, July 2nd replaces July 1st as Canada Day)
New Brunswick Day the first Monday in August
Labour Day the first Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day the second Monday in October
Remembrance Day November 11th
Christmas Day December 25th
Boxing Day December 26th
  2017 2018 2019 2020
New Year's Day
Sunday
January 1
Monday
January 1
Tuesday
January 1
Wednesday
January 1
Family Day *
N/A Monday
February 19
Monday
February 18
Monday
February 17
Good Friday Friday
April 14
Friday
March 30
Friday
April 19
Friday
April 10
Victoria Day
Monday
May 22
Monday
May 21
Monday
May 20
Monday
May 18
Canada Day ** Saturday
July 1
Monday
July 2*
Monday
July 1
Wednesday
July 1
New Brunswick Day
Monday
August 7
Monday
August 6
Monday
August 5
Monday
August 3
Labour Day
Monday
September 4
Monday
September 3
Monday
September 2
Monday
September 7
Thanksgiving Day
Monday
October 9
Monday
October 8
Monday
October 14
Monday
October 12
Remembrance Day
Saturday
November 11
Sunday
November 11
Monday
November 11
Wednesday
November 11
Christmas Day
Monday
December 25
Tuesday
December 25
Wednesday
December 25
Friday
December 25
Boxing Day Tuesday
December 26
Wednesday
December 26
Thursday
December 26
Saturday
December 26