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Ah yes, Happy Victoria Day! Today is Victoria Day in Canada; however, not in the Province of Quebec. I shall not endeavor to get into the political complications as to why this is so, except to say its underpinnings fall heavily upon the shoulders of the English/French settlement of Canada.
Okay, now that I have that out of the way, let’s take a look at why (most of) Canada has this holiday.
The holiday is to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria, monarch of Britain; it began on her birthday, May 24th, 1854, when she was 35 years old. The holiday was referred to as the, “Queen’s birthday”. After her death in 1901, a law was passed to refer to the holiday as, “Victoria Day”. Now, at this point I certainly could not blame you if you are thinking, okay, there it is then, the…
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