Definition of Victoria Day in English:

Victoria Day


  • (in Canada) the Monday preceding May 24, observed as a national holiday to commemorate the birthday of Queen Victoria.

    • ‘If you'd like to read more about it, see the full Victoria Day story.’
    • ‘The Victoria Day Weekend is traditionally the kick off for summer in Canada.’
    • ‘Shown below are just a few of the fun Victoria Day Trips and areas to explore.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Before Victoria Day became a national Holiday, people had celebrated Empire Day, beginning in the 1890s as Victoria approached her Diamond jubilee in 1897.’
    • ‘In 1957, Victoria Day was permanently appointed as the Queen's birthday in Canada.’
    • ‘If a non-qualified employee is not asked to work on Victoria Day, he or she gets the day off with no pay.’