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Victoria Day

A portrait in Ottawa City Hall of Queen Victoria, first sovereign of a confederated Canada
Holiday information
NameVictoria Day
Official name 
Also calledMay Long Weekend, May Long, May Two-Four, May Run
Observed byCanadians
DateMonday preceeding May 25
CelebrationsFireworks, parades
Related toBirthday of Queen Victoria

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Victoria Day (in French: Fête de la Reine) is a federal Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. The date is also, simultaneously, that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada.

The holiday has been observed since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign's actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date. In Quebec, the same day was, since the Quiet Revolution, unofficially known as Fête de Dollard until 2003, when provincial legislation officially named the same date as Victoria Day the National Patriots' Day.

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Victoria Invests $2.55 Million To Support Persons With Disabilities - Gov Monitor Tweet this news
Gov Monitor--“Thanks to this new investment, -Victoria's day- services will have more support to cater for the individual needs of people with a disability who rely on ... - Date : Tue, 19 Oct 2010 04:24:21 GMT+00:00
400 stop slated for McRedevelopment - The Barrie Examiner Tweet this news
The Barrie Examiner--It will be open from -Victoria Day- until Thanksgiving each year, said Bob Nichols, with the province's Ministry of Transportation. ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:23:30 GMT+00:00
Decora Study Club hosts meeting - Victoria Advocate Tweet this news
Victoria Advocate--Decora Study Club met on Columbus -Day- at the -Victoria- Women's Clubhouse and welcomed guest speaker, Charles Moster, director of Theater -Victoria-, ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 20:49:39 GMT+00:00
Hodge relaxed about recall hopes - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--In his heartland of -Victoria-, cricket fans remain outraged Brad Hodge can't win a recall to Australia's one--day- side. But the 35-year-old, who has blasted ... - Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:25:02 GMT+00:00
Fireworks ban reduces Halloween call-outs - Nanaimo News Bulletin Tweet this news
Nanaimo News Bulletin--More than half of all injuries throughout the year take place on -Victoria Day-, Canada Day and Halloween (in western provinces). ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:02:30 GMT+00:00
Exemption deemed successful - London Free Press Tweet this news
London Free Press---...- this summer after a long, complicated series of debates by council, lifted the nightly ban on overnight street parking from -Victoria Day- to Labour Day. ... - Date : Sat, 16 Oct 2010 00:25:26 GMT+00:00

Public holidays in Canada

Nationwide statutory holidaysNew Year's Day * Good Friday * Canada Day * Labour Day * Christmas Day
Statutory holidays for federal employeesEaster Monday * Victoria Day * Thanksgiving * Remembrance Day * Boxing Day
Other common holidaysFamily & Community Day * August Civic Holiday * Remembrance Day

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