New Brunswick getting February Holiday

You'll have to wait until next winter, but another holiday is coming for New Brunswickers!

After exploring the idea last year, Premier Brian Gallant announced today the province is creating Family Day which will be celebrated in February.

Former premier Shawn Graham promised to introduce the holiday during his election campaign in 2010.

After losing the election, the Liberals continued to call for the creation of the February holiday while David Alward's Tories were in government.

Eight other Canadian jurisdictions already have a paid holiday in February. Family Day will bring New Brunswick up to the national average of eight paid public holidays a year.

Family Day will be marked on the 3rd Monday in February.