Monday marks Orangemen's Day in Newfoundland and Labrador, and while it is a public holiday for most public servants, many businesses and programs are open. 

Parking meter in St. John's

Parking meters will need to be fed on Monday, as businesses do not have Orangemen's Day off. (CBC )

‚ÄčOrangemen's Day commemorates the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, and the triumph of William III and his Protestant forces on the River Boyne in eastern Ireland.

The provincial government, which observes the holiday on the Monday closest to July 12, has closed its offices for the day.

Also closed are most provincial services, including the courts.

Municipal offices in St. John's, Mount Pearl and many other towns are also closed. The St. John's council meeting usually held on Monday evenings will take place on Tuesday.

However, garbage and recycling collection in St. John's are going ahead. The city's recreation facilities are also running as per usual.

Orangemen's Day is not a paid holiday under the Shops' Closing Act, which means that private businesses are open.

In downtown St. John's, parking meters will still need to be fed.