Holiday for : Newfoundland and Labrador

Regatta Day is a statutory holiday for the city of St Jonh's under provincial legislation and the first Wednesday of August is set aside for it. In 1993 it received its title as the "Royal St John's Regatta.

Royal St John's Regatta, believed to be the oldest continuing sporting event in North America, is a series of rowing races over a 2.45 km course in long, fixed-seat shells carrying 6 oarsmen. The regatta originated in sailing and rowing races in St John's harbour in the early 19th century, but the first recorded race took place 12 August 1816 on Quidi Vidi Lake, which lies just north of the harbour and Signal Hill. The first official, organized regatta was held on 22 September 1818.

The Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited in 1860 and offered £100 to the winner. Times improved in the late 19th century, and in 1901 a crew from Outer Cove set a record time, 9:13.75, that was not broken until 1981. The current record, 8:51.32, was set in 2007.