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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?

Marja-Leena | 22/05/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Culture, Home


Australians celebrate a holiday called Queen's Birthday. In most states this will be 12 June, I don't know why they chose that particular date and I am not aware of any specific public celebrations associated with the day, but it is my last public holiday until Melbourne Cup in November... it is a long wait!


As part of the British Commonwealth, we DO have our Royal holidays! Remembering Queen Victoria here in Canada, not even in the UK, sounds pretty far out. Bet most of us just appreciate the extra day off without a thought to the meaning of the day, hmm?!Thanks for dropping by, Claire.

Hei Marja-Leena!

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Hei Tui! Kävin heti katsomassa molempaa. Hauskaa idea ja tehdä noin yhdessä Marian kansa! Olen merkannut molemmat RSS lukulistaan, ja ehkä satun mukaan joku valokuvatorstaina! Kiitos kutsusta ja käynnistä!

Tervetuloa mukaan! Ajattelinkin, että voisit olla kiinnostunut osallistumaan juuri Valokuvatorstaihin. Maria on julkistanut ensimmäisen aiheen, se on Uusi/Uudistuminen.