Victoria Day in 2018

In 2018 the Victoria Day holiday is on Monday, May 21.

Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25 in every province and territory. It honours Queen Victoria's birthday.

In Quebec this holiday is called "National Patriotes Day" (Journée nationale des patriotes).

Victoria Day is also commonly referred to as the "May two-four weekend" or the "May long weekend" and it marks the unofficial start of the cottage season where cases of beer* are consumed by hard working Canadians. That's what we heard anyway. Or maybe it's called May two-four because May 24, 1819 is Queen Victoria's birthday :-)

FYI: Prince Edward (1767–1820) after whom PEI was named was Queen Victoria's father.

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 commemorted on this day.

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*A case of beer containing 24 bottles or cans is called a two-four.

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Posted by Siobhan:

I've been one of the exhibitors at the Victoria Highland Games for the last five years. There are many things for children to do whilst parents enjoy the pipe-band competitions, sheepdog trials, Highland dancing competitions, etc. Its unfortunate the individual posting under the name "Scott" didn't take the time to explore the grounds, otherwise he'd have noticed the bouncy castle, face-painting, etc made available to the younger set. Maybe Scott should bankroll/put on a Highland Games if he's so experienced in doing better. Jim Maxwell and his team do a fabulous job in Victoria *every* year, and have tens of thousands of visitors. Let's see if "Scott" can do better. Otherwise, sit down, and be quiet.

Posted by Roger Thomson:

In the old days the kids would say "The 24th of May is firecracker day and if we don't get a holiday we're all gonna run away!"

Posted by Eric:

Damn a lot of buzz killers in the comments here

Posted by Itspeter:

This is postitive criticisim so maybe they will Try. Victoria Day in Victoria? Pretty Pathetic Honestly. No Fireworks, No Evening Bands, No rides for my kids. Just Stands to spend money at. You think they would put a little effort in like... :( Rating- .3 of 10.

Posted by Scott :

For all those people that don't like stat holiday . Get a life there is no should such person as Santa Claus but I bet you people enjoy the time off then So stop complaining and just enjoy life

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