Happy Victoria Day!

Posted 2009.05.18 9.07 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

I always thought that Victoria Day was to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday.

However, if you believe everything you read on teh intertubes, appearantly it is also Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday too.

That is to say, that Victoria Day is to celebrate both Queen Victoria’s birthday, and the birthday of the current reigning monarch. Who is Queen Elizabeth II.

To make it more convenient, Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday was changed to May 24th by an official vice-regal proclamation. According to teh interwebz.

After that it got more and more confusing. About the only other thing that really sounded plausible that the Victoria Day weekend is also known as the May-Two-Four weekend because part of the official Canadian celebrations include buying a 24 and, well, celebrating.

So, cheers, eh?

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