I’ve always been curious about the Victoria Day weekend and why Canada celebrates Queen Victoria's birthday and England doesn’t.
I wondered why we don’t even acknowledge the date of her birthday which is May 24th and it's always the third Monday in May.
I found this great article that explains the origins so well. So interesting to see how it has evolved over the years.
To all my fellow Canadians, enjoy the holiday and to everyone else, have a great weekend wherever you are!
Queen Victoria would not be amused
To see how her birth date has been abused,
We celebrate her birthday the third Monday in May
If she were alive, she'd have plenty to say,
Canadians still think Queen Victoria is great
Even if they don’t acknowledge the proper date!
Parties, barbecues, and camping out
That’s what this weekend is all about,
Put out the dock and ready the boat
Put it in the water and watch it float,
Mosquitoes bite and black flies munch
Humans make a tasty lunch!
Victoria Day weekend means winter is done
It means Canadians can have some fun,
Air out the cottage and the camping gear
Our summer season is almost here!