We asked Newfoundlanders about their plans for Discovery Day
Published: Jun 23 at 12:47 p.m.
Updated: Jun 23 at 1:16 p.m.
And here are some of your answers
Discovery Day is the celebration of the anniversary when John Cabot was supposed to have discovered the island part of Newfoundland on Monday, June 24, 1497.
Now, on the Monday that falls closest to June 24, people celebrate Discovery Day, which has been celebrated since 1997, the 500th anniversary of the event. In the summer of 1997, a historical replica of Cabot's ship, the Matthew, was built.
The holiday does exist for some people, who enjoy a long weekend, and most city offices and facilities will be closed, along with all recreation facilities.
Discovery Day is not considered a holiday for shops to close, parking meters will be enforced, the visitor information centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the call centre will remain open. Garbage and recycling collection will continue as usual.
The Telegram took to the streets to ask people how they will spend Discovery Day.