City of Charlottetown Offices Closed Monday

City of Charlottetown and its Administrative Offices Closed Monday
Posted on 07/31/2019
On Monday, August 5, the City of Charlottetown and its administrative offices will be closed for the day in recognition of the Civic Holiday, Natal Day.

During the May monthly meeting, Council declared its Natal Day as an annual City of Charlottetown Civic Holiday, to be held on the first Monday in August each year.

Natal Day is the celebration and recognition of the City of Charlottetown’s birthday. The act to incorporate the Town of Charlottetown was passed on April 17, 1855. Over the past century, the celebration date of Natal Day has fluctuated several times with dates in June and August.

The August Civic holiday is not a statutory holiday; however Federal Government employees do receive this date as a holiday in accordance with their collective agreements. The Provincial Government recognizes this date as a civic holiday and offices in the Prince County area are closed for the day. Local businesses can decide at their discretion if they wish to close in recognition of Natal Day.

Natal Day Weekend Celebrations are taking place August 1 – 4 with a variety of free activities for all ages including: a skateboard, BMX and scooter competition; a celebration in honour of Forbes Kennedy; a seniors’ social with Mayor and Council; citizen recognition awards; the traditional Natal Day Parade and church service; as well as the Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by Downtown Charlottetown Inc., and VegPEI’s first vegan block party. For a detailed schedule of events, click Natal Day Weekend Celebrations under Events and Initiatives.