Victoria Day in Canada is celebrated on the Monday before May 25 ( a long weekend), it was established in honor of the birthday of Queen Victoria (24 May 1819). It was once a major holiday throughout the British Empire. Now, forget it, even in the UK.
As a national holiday and a state holiday, Victoria Day was celebrated in Canada after the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, when the Parliament of Canada Act was passed, establishing the federal holiday on May 24 under the title Victoria Day Holiday. An amendment to the resolution on the status of Canada in 1952 established the celebration of Victoria Day on Monday preceding May 25.
This is the day pays tribute to Queen Victoria, who played a very important role in the history of Canada. Revealing evidence of the recognition of the role of Canadians is that the name of Victoria named cities and towns across Canada, and rarely in any Canadian village streets or no prospect of her name. It is remarkable that the portrait of Victoria emblazoned on the banknote of 20 Canadian dollars.
But in fact no magnificent celebrations in Canada on Victoria Day is usually not planned, was not observed in this day and festive wide scope: most Canadians this public holiday is perceived simply as an extra day off, completing the first long weekend of the spring-summer season.
Traditional for Canada these days is the opening of the summer resorts and parks, where begins the regular action of fountains and parks, and in the courtyards and in the suburban areas of Canadians are in full swing these days spring garden and horticultural work.