Natal Day is a public holiday in Nova Scotia, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.
A large Natal Day festival is held in the HRM. It includes:
- A large birthday cake.
- Communal breakfasts.
- Live entertainment.
- Festival tents.
- Sporting and family activities.
- Family events.
- Fireworks displays around the Macdonald Bridge.
Special church services, sporting competitions and communal meals, including breakfasts, barbecues and suppers, are arranged in other areas.