Discovery Day History
Discovery Day, also known as Cabot Day, commemorates John Cabot's arrival to Newfoundland, which marked the first discovery of this Canadian province. In 1497, John Cabot sailed from England in the hopes of reaching the Asian continent. Instead, on June 24, 1497, he arrived in present day Newfoundland and Labrador, claiming the land for the English King. The following year, Cabot sailed a second time but the fate of his expedition is uncertain and he was never heard from again.
Each year on the Monday closest to June 24, residents of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador celebrate Discovery Day to commemorate John Cabot's first expedition.
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