Gaelic Nova Scotia Month

Nova Scotia began celebrating Gaelic Nova Scotia Month (Mìos nan Gàidheal) in May of 1996. The month serves as an opportunity to celebrate and create awareness of the Gaelic heritage that is home to the Nova Scotia.

While other provinces across Canada that have been known to have Gaelic speaking populations in the throughout their history, Nova Scotia is the one province where the "Gaelic culture established roots and grew for generations to survive" according to Gaelic Nova Scotian Affairs. For a time in Nova Scotia’s history, Gaelic was the 3rd most spoken language in the province and Nova Scotia is still home to approximately 2000 Gaelic speakers.

The Municipality officially proclaimed May as Gaelic Nova Scotia Month for the first time in 2023. The proclamation assists in creating awareness of the Gaelic culture that grew in Nova Scotia after large populations of Gaelic speaking immigrants from Scotland and Ireland settled. These Gaelic roots are now large part of the province’s heritage.

For more information on the work of the Municipality of the County of Kings and events taking place throughout Gaelic Heritage Month, contact the Municipality's Diversity Specialists, Lucy Ofori at or Graysen Parker at