Nova Scotia Heritage Day 2021

February 10, 2021

Nova Scotia Heritage Day 2021


Celebrated the third Monday in February, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province’s unique heritage.

Nova Scotia Heritage Day Honouree 2021 is Edward Francis Arab (1915-1944)

Lieutenant Edward Francis Arab was born September 6, 1915 to Sadie (born Senora Asaff Habib) and Louis Arab in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the eldest of five children. Louis immigrated as a child with his family from Diman, Lebanon during Ottoman Rule, looking for a better life. It is because of this that many families from the village of Diman chose to settle in Nova Scotia and their descendants continue to live here today.

Learn more about Edward Francis Arab at

Spend Heritage Day at a Museum

Free admission

More information and hours please visit:

Museum of Natural History

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Museum of Industry

Stellarton, Nova Scotia