Why do we cel­e­brate Vic­to­ria Day ? (May 21)

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For some, Vic­to­ria Day is a sign that sum­mer is just around the cor­ner. The hol­i­day, which is only cel­e­brated in Canada and Scot­land, be­gan as a cel­e­bra­tion to hon­our Queen Vic­to­ria’s birth­day. The Bri­tish queen was born on May 24, 181 . She is the long­est reign­ing monarch Queen) in Eng­land, re­main­ing on her throne for 63 years, 216 days. On Septem­ber th, 2015, Queen El­iz­a­beth II took the ti­tle of long­est reign­ing monarch in Bri­tish his­tory. Vic­to­ria Day was de­clared a Cana­dian hol­i­day by the govern­ment in 1845. At that time, it was cel­e­brated with pic­nics, pa­rades, sport­ing tour­na­ments, fire­works, and cannon salutes. When Queen Vic­to­ria died in 1 01, Canada’s par­lia­ment of­fi­cially named the hol­i­day Vic­to­ria Day. And it was de­cided that the day would be cel­e­brated on May 24th each year or on May 25th if the 24th fell on a Sun­day). In 1 52, the govern­ment made the de­ci­sion to be­gin cel­e­brat­ing Vic- to­ria Day on a Mon­day. It would be ob­served on May 24th if that worked out, oth­er­wise it would be held on the Mon­day im­me­di­ately be­fore it. To­day, Vic­to­ria Day is a hol­i­day through­out all of Canada. And, in Que­bec, a hol­i­day called Journpe na­tionale des pa­tri­otes is cel­e­brated on the same day. As far as to­day’s cel­e­bra­tions, Vic­to­ria Day is marked in most cities with pa­rades, out­door events and ac­tiv­i­ties like camp­ing and elab­o­rate fire­work dis­plays.

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