One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Canada) the Monday preceding May 24, observed as a national holiday to commemorate the birthday of Queen Victoria.
- ‘If a non-qualified employee is not asked to work on Victoria Day, he or she gets the day off with no pay.’
- ‘Shown below are just a few of the fun Victoria Day Trips and areas to explore.’
- ‘Before Victoria Day became a national Holiday, people had celebrated Empire Day, beginning in the 1890s as Victoria approached her Diamond jubilee in 1897.’
- ‘The Victoria Day Weekend is traditionally the kick off for summer in Canada.’
- ‘So we were high and dry for Victoria Day.’
- ‘Students research the history and current status of Victoria Day in Canada, including why the people of Quebec do not celebrate this holiday.’
- ‘In 1957, Victoria Day was permanently appointed as the Queen's birthday in Canada.’
- ‘If you'd like to read more about it, see the full Victoria Day story.’
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