Monday, May 24, 2010

Thank You Queen Victoria

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.


  1. We don't celebrate her birthday here, however, the state I live in is named after her. I recently watched The Young Victoria and it was wonderful..Rachaelxx

  2. I hope you have a wonderful long weekend and that William has a great birthday! Happy Victoria Day!

    Kat :)

  3. The US version of that is next Monday...Memorial Day (to honor those who have died serving our country). It makes for a long weekend and is also the official kick off to summer here. Same thing happens, trips to the lake, barbecues, etc. So, have a great day today and I'll do the same next Monday!

  4. Yeah we always called it May 2-4!!!!!

    Happy Victoria Day Grace!!! And Happy Birthday William!

  5. And for a change, the weather is gorgeous in Ontario! Some rain yesterday but a hot and sunny day today. Hope your drive home isn't too long!

  6. I love the combination of the coronet AND a lace cap - priceless!

  7. Victoria Day means summer is here! Yeah! Here in Swift Current it means - gasoline prices are hiked, the grocery shelves are empty, and people are planting in their garden (it is verboten to do it any earlier).

  8. Happy Victoria Day to all of my Canadian friends. We too get our gasoline prices hikes for the summer...Funny how that always happens!


  9. Belated Happy May 2-4 to you too! We were busy celebrating/enjoying and I didn't get around to many blogs. I was able to get a bit of gardening done too. This is sure a HOT spell we are getting.