More time to name Nova Scotia's February holiday

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Nova Scotia students will have an extra week to submit their suggestions for the new February holiday name, thanks to the late-season blizzard.

The deadline for submissions is being extended until  April 4.

The naming campaign invites Primary to Grade 12 classes across the province to submit two things:

-- a general, permanent name for the holiday that instills pride in being Nova Scotian

-- a suggestion that recognizes a significant cultural and/or historic contribution to Nova Scotia.

Each year, the February holiday will celebrate a different contribution. The 2015 holiday will recognize Viola Desmond. The holiday's permanent name, and the next 12 contributions to be celebrated, will be announced by the end of the school year.

Each class can submit one entry per category at

The holiday will be celebrated on the third Monday in February, beginning in 2015, giving Nova Scotians six statutory holidays per year.

More information on the February holiday naming campaign can be found at .

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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  • MarkNS
    March 28, 2014 - 12:34

    The new holiday should run from Oct to Apr and be called Pogey Days.