Date When Victoria Day is Observed: The First Monday before May 25
Victoria Day is held in honor of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) to celebrate the birthday of the popular, long reigning queen of England. It is celebrated in England, Canada and other former British colonies and territories. Queen Victoria's 63 year reign of the huge global British Empire, was the longest of all monarchs.
In Canada, Victoria Day as a Federal holiday. After the Queen's death an act of the Canadian Parliament established this holiday on May 24th. In 1952, it was moved to the Monday preceding May 25th, and became an official Canadian federal holiday
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