Happy Victoria Day, Ay! (May 24th)

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Victoria Day is a celebration of Queen Victoria’s Birthday and also the official Canadian celebration of the reigning Monarch’s birthday. It is celebrated on the first Monday proceeding May 25th. It is a statutory holiday throughout all of Canada except the Atlantic Provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island). Victoria Day is the official Canadian Kick-off of Summer and is often celebrated with fireworks.

In Québec, since 2003 it has also been known as National Patriots’ Day to honor the rebellion against the British in 1837.

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2 Responses to “Happy Victoria Day, Ay! (May 24th)”

  1. Bob Childs 27. May, 2010 at 2:28 am #

    Our Store in Grove City PA gets over 3000 Canadian visitors a week We celebrated Victoria Day by offering a 20% discount to all of our friends from Canada that registered at the mall office.

  2. Bob Childs 27. May, 2010 at 2:30 am #

    We celebrated Victory Day by offering all of our Canadian friends a 20% discount when they registered with the mall passport promotion.

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