Monday, May 23, 2016

Happy Victoria Day!

Happy Victoria Day everyone!

Thanks to Zoolatry for the Victoria Day badge
Victoria Day marks the first long weekend of summer here in Canada.  It is also known as the May two-four long weekend.  Some say that is because Canadians will drink a two-four of beer  (a case of 24 beers) over the holiday weekend, but really because it is celebrated in honour of Queen Victoria, whose birthday was May 24th.  Why celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday?  Well, she was the British Monarch who reigned when Canada became a country.

Victoria Day is always celebrated on the Monday just before May 25th (so somewhere between May 18th and May 24th).

Victoria Day is celebrated throughout Canada, except in Quebec.  Quebec celebrates the Journée nationale des patriotes instead.

Credits: Traveloge Canada by Connie Prince
We hope our fellow Canadians enjoy the holiday!  It looks to be sunny and warm here in Ontario!

15 comments

Punapippuri said...

Happy Victoria Day to you all.

We also congratulate you on the victory over Mighty Finland in the ice hockey. Pöh. Luckily we do not follow the game much so are not too upset about this. And Veikko and Seppo would never go near an ice rink.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Victoria Day to you.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Victoria Day!

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

And a VERY HAPPY VICTORIA DAY to you, too!

Here's we're gonna be celebrating tonight with a little nip, I do believe. Yup, got big nip plans, for sure.

Purrs,
Seville

Mickey's Musings said...

Happy Victoria Day!
We are enjoying the day with mum at home :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

kittycaperz said...

Happy Victoria Day!!!

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Victoria Day buddies ! Purrs

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happee Victoria Day two all R palz up north !!
:) ♥♥♥

Pretinha said...

Meus amores vocês ficaram muito bonitos nesse
cartão de Happy Victoria Day, aproveitem o feriado!

dezizworld.com said...

Ya'll have fun. Me says any reason fur a pawrty is a good thing. MOL

Luv ya'

Dezi

The Island Cats said...

Happy Victoria Day to all our Canadian furiends! Y'know, we can see Canada from our island so we kinda feel like honorary Canadians. :)

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Happy Victoria Day, friends!

Robyn Harton said...

Hope you had a fun Victoria Day. I slept and ate and ran around like my tail was on fire. I'm going to do that again for our Memorial Day too. Purrs, your bud Pepi

Pee Ess. Mom says we're all glad to see you blogging again. She's right for once.

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Belated Victoria Day!!
Hope you had a great one!!
catchatwithcarenandcody

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Happy Victoria Day to you! Dance like you have had a beer...