Victoria Day, is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25th, in honor of Queen Victoria’s Birthday. This year, Victoria Day lands on May 21st. Since this holiday honors Queen Victoria – who was she?
Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819. Following the death of three uncles and her father, she became Queen of the United Kingdom on June 20, 1837 and reigned until her death on January 22, 1901. Victoria is still the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. During Victoria’s life, the British Empire expanded considerably.
Let us today – celebrate with our Canadian brothers and sisters – Victoria Day – as we honor Queen Victoria!