I would personally like to thank Queen Victoria for being born. Let's all take a moment and pause to remember her.
Today is Victoria Day in Canada, a national holiday, so we get a 3-day weekend. Wahoo!!!
Victoria Day is celebrated on May 24th, although that varies from year to year, since it is celebrated on the first Monday on or before May 24. Hence it is aka as the May Long weekend, or May 2-4. That last name is a bit of a joke referring to both the date and the name for a case of 24 beer, also called a 2-4, and a lot of beer often gets consumed on the long weekend. - get it!.
As far as I know we are the only country in the Commonwealth that still celebrates her birthday. We are just that loyal (or ... we just love a long weekend, but we'll never tell). The Victoria Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season and all good things like going to the cottage, camping, and bbqs.
A lot of communities have fireworks, but since we go to the cottage we usually don't see them. Our long weekend is more about walks in the woods, eating, playing games, eating, celebrating William's birthday which will involve eating...
Happy Victoria Day to all my fellow Canadians!
p.s. Don't forget to enter my Cottage Charm Giveaway.