Everyone celebrates May Long, but never really knew that it was Victoria Day.

Victoria Day is celebrated on the last Monday before or on May 24, in honour of both Queen Victoria’s birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign’s official birthday. It has been marked since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign’s actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated across the country on a fixed date and in various fashions, also being considered an informal mark of the beginning of the summer season.

Beginning of the summer season? Anyways…

Happy Victoria Day!

Image Queen Victoria Originally uploaded by Marcia_Salviato