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Davis Day

Davis Day is held on June 11. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. This event in the second decade of the month June is annual. Help us Help us 
11 June - Davis Day
For the past years, Davis Day has been a tradition in the coalmining communities of industrial Cape Breton. Every year on 11 June, all the mines are closed and miners take the day off; only essential workers such as pump operators and technicians are on duty. Town halls in the mining towns are closed, as are government offices and banks; the schools at one time closed all day now close for the afternoon. Named in honour of William Davis, who was killed at the New Waterford Lake riot on 11 June 1925, Davis Day has come to symbolize both the miners' battle for fair wages and the continuing struggle to save Nova Scotia's coal industry.

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