Happy Victoria Day!
Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25 in every province and territory. It honors Queen Victoria’s birthday.
The British queen was born on May 24, 1819. She was a reigning monarch (Queen) for 63 years, seven months and two days.
Victoria Day was declared a Canadian holiday by the government in 1845.
In Quebec this holiday is called “National Patriots Day” (Journée nationale des patriotes).
Victoria Day is a non-statutory “general” holiday in the maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI. In Quebec the National Patriots’ Day is commemorated on this day.