Victoria Day


We’ve just had a long weekend here in Canada. Victoria Day is a Canadian Statutory Holiday celebrated on the Monday on or before May 24 in honour of both Queen Victoria’s birthday and the current reigning Canadian Sovereign’s birthday. While Victoria Day is often thought of as a purely Canadian event, it is also celebrated in some parts of Scotland where it is also a public holiday.

And what did we do? Lots of puttering about the home front, mainly gardening until the rains came to give us and the parched plants some relief from last week’s heat, then a much-needed start at clearing out husband’s cluttered and sawdusty workshop so that it can at last be finished properly with drywall and storage cupboards. Not a holiday per se… Looking at the archives, I was reminded that we were working pretty hard two years ago. Do you see a pattern here?

May 22, 2006 in Canada and BC, Culture, Home by Marja-Leena