Canadian Victoria Day
About Canadian Victoria Day
When is Canadian Victoria Day? This holiday is observed on the first Monday before May 25
In Canada, Victoria Day is a federal holiday. 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. However, Canada is the only country to celebrate it as an official public holiday.
Queen Victoria’s 63-year reign of the huge global British Empire was the second longest of all monarchs. Queen Elizabeth’s reign was 70 years.
How to Celebrate Canadian Victoria Day
- Learn more about Queen Victoria.
- Attend a parade.
- Hold a party.
“No man stands as tall as when he stops to help a child.” – – Author Unknown
History and Origin of Canadian Victoria Day
After Queen Victoria’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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