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


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** 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
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New Year's Day
Wednesday
January 1
Friday
January 1
Saturday
January 1
Sunday
January 1
Monday
January 1
Family Day
Monday
February 17
Monday
February 15
Monday
February 21
Monday
February 20
Monday
February 12
Good Friday Friday
April 10
Friday
April 2
Friday
April 15
Friday
April 7
Friday
March 29
Victoria Day
Monday
May 18
Monday
May 24
Monday
May 23
Monday
May 22
Monday
May 20
Canada Day ** Wednesday
July 1
Thursday
July 1
Friday
July 1
Saturday
July 1
Monday
July 1
New Brunswick Day
Monday
August 3
Monday
August 2
Monday
August 1
Monday
August 7
Monday
August 5
Labour Day
Monday
September 7
Monday
September 6
Monday
September 5
Monday
September 4
Monday
September 2
Thanksgiving Day
Monday
October 12
Monday
October 11
Monday
October 10
Monday
October 9
Monday
October 14
Remembrance Day
Wednesday
November 11
Thursday
November 11
Friday
November 11
Saturday
November 11
Monday
November 11
Christmas Day
Friday
December 25
Saturday
December 25
Sunday
December 25
Monday
December 25
Wednesday
December 25
Boxing Day Saturday
December 26
Sunday
December 26
Monday
December 26
Tuesday
December 26
Thursday
December 26