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Newfoundland To Rename Discovery Day Public Holiday

Source: CBC News (Ottawa)
Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: September 30, 2020


The Premier of Canada's province of Newfoundland, Dwight Ball, has announced that his government had decided to change the name of the annual Discovery Day holiday.

For the moment, it will be named June Day, pending consultations with the province's Indigenous groups to decide on a new name for the June 24 holiday.

Discovery Day was a statutory holiday in Canada's province of Newfoundland from 1962 until 1992, but was again declared as a one-off non-working public holiday, in 1997, to mark the 500th anniversary of John Cabot's voyage (1997-01-06).



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