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What is Victoria Day?
Victoria Day is a Canadian national holiday that was established to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria.
In Canada, Victoria Day is a federal statutory holiday, meaning it is a day off for many Canadians, resulting in a three-day weekend. Victoria Day and Victoria Day weekend are traditionally considered the unofficial start of summer in Canada (much like Memorial Day is in the US).
Victoria Day is often celebrated with parades and fireworks.
Although it was established to commemorate Queen Victoria’s birthday, Victoria Day is now observed in celebration of the current British monarch’s birthday. That’s because Canada was once a British territory and is still part of the Commonwealth of Nations, which means the British monarch is, at least in a ceremonial sense, the monarch of Canada.
When is Victoria Day?
Victoria Day is always the Monday before May 25. In 2022, Victoria Day will take place on May 23. In 2023, it will take place on May 22.
More information and context on Victoria Day
Victoria Day has been celebrated since 1845, eight years after Queen Victoria became queen of Great Britain and its territories (she ruled from 1837–1901). It became an official federal holiday in Canada in 1901, the year of her death. At that time, it was celebrated on her birthday, May 24. However, in 1952, Victoria Day was changed to the Monday preceding May 25.
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How is Victoria Day discussed in real life?
In Canada, Victoria Day is popularly considered the unofficial start of summer.
Hope everyone is having a great Victoria Day, Canada’s unofficial beginning of summer, & official birthday of the Queen.
Cheers to Victoria, who presided over Confederation, & her descendant Elizabeth, whose 93rd birthday we celebrate today!
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— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) May 20, 2019
Happy 95th Birthday to the Queen of Canada! 🇨🇦
Confused? Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 but in Canada, our King or Queen’s official birthday is always celebrated as a national holiday, on Victoria Day in May. #cdnpoli #cdnhist #cdncrown pic.twitter.com/mfdEKkV2mT
— Canadian Crown 🇨🇦 (@Canadian_Crown) April 21, 2021
— Melanie Z Kilpatrick (@MelanieZ_FM) May 21, 2018
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