Victoria Day Facts

It is the first official long weekend of summer, May 2-4 as it is fondly known as, but why do we celebrate it?

Here are some fast facts to this annual day off.

  • This holiday is only celebrated in Canada and Scotland and it began as a celebration to honour Queen Victoria's birthday.  
  • The British Queen was born on May 24, 1819. She reigned the monarchy for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days.
  • Victoria day was declared a Canadian holiday by the government in 1845. When the Queen died in 1901, Canada's parliament officially named the day Victoria Day.
  • In 1952, the government decided it would be observed on the 2nd last Monday in the month of May.

Enjoy this holiday at home, with some fun facts about the day!

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