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St. George’s Day, A Spectacular Sea-Side Special

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A Canadian public holiday unique to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. George’s Day, is coming up on the 26th of April!

Saint George, best known for slaying a dragon, was a Roman Cavalryman and Christian saint. His day is celebrated by several nations, including England, Bulgaria, Portugal, Georgia, and parts of Spain. However, Newfoundland and Labrador is the only Canadian province to celebrate the day. The Monday closest to St. George’s day, 23rd of April, is given as a public holiday, meaning a three-day weekend!

The holiday offers an opportunity to engage in hobbies, spend time with family and friends, and go on adventures in this splendid province. 

NewfoundLand and Labrador is the eastmost province of Canada, comprised of the island of Newfoundland and the adjacent mainland, Labrador. The province is a natural wonder with it’s dramatic Atlantic coastline, and three national parks. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are known for their warmth and friendliness, as well as their unique dialect of English,which takes from English, Irish, French and Indigous languages. 

While we may not be able to visit this colourful place right now, we wish all of our Newfoundlander and Labraborian friends a happy Saint George’s Day!

Sources: Office Holidays Time Date Newfoundland Celebrations St. George’s Day Worldwide Newfoundland and Labrador Information about Newfoundland and Labrador

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