Victoria Day has become a symbol of the beginning of summer in Canada. With the long, cold winters that Canada experiences, the arrival of warmer weather and longer days is something to be celebrated. The holiday is often marked by parades, fireworks, and other outdoor activities that bring communities together.
Celebrated annually on the last Monday before May 25th. The day is named after Queen Victoria, who was the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and Canada during the 19th century. But why do Canadians continue to celebrate Victoria Day, long after the queen's death?
Join us as we take a closer look at how Queen Victoria played a key role in establishing a foundation for what we now consider Canada.