Each first Monday of August is celebrated to remember how this land has been established and give each other to meet and empower their togetherness in New Brunswick province in Canada.
In this day, people, foundations and governmental services organize several kind of activities which are offering great fun and joy to participants. New Brunswick Day is also a good chance to thank province’s people who live and work to improve conditions of province. Birthday parties is the almost the most common celebration around province. In this parties, a huge cake of birthday is offered to society of province by organizers. Also, these parties include different events such as music, mini concerts and live entertainments. Moreover, they may offer some family and group activities like body and face painting, sports competitions etc. During these parties, beside of birthday cake, depend on organizers, they can also offer people breakfast, lunch or dinner. Of course picnics or barbecues are the fixed part of these meetings. Aside birthdays, in some areas people join to traditional and non-traditional cooking competitions which are based on local products such as salmon.
Regarding its symbols, New Brunswick Day has variety of symbols which are very easy to see around province. For example, people put their clothes a purple violet which is a kind of flower and also black-capped chickadee is another symbol adding clothes. Other symbol is coat of arms which is also similar with New Brunswick flag. Balsam fir and tartan of New Brunswick are also representing this day in public life. People generally use these all symbols to decorate their clothes, vehicles, homes and gardens to feel better spirit of the day.
In New Brunswick Day, because it is a statutory holiday business of New Brunswick province are generally closed. Also, shops, stores and shopping centers are closed or offer limited services to customers in this day. In governmental services such as public transportation and post offices, while post offices are closed, public transportation continue to give service to citizens according to schedule which is different from regular one because on August 7 people tend to go and attend variety of activities and events in variety of locations around province, so public transportation is arranged according to this need by public transportation offices.