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Monday, May 23, 2011

Victoria Day 2011

Victoria Day is a Canadian national holiday observed to honor the namesake 19th century British monarch.  Though her actual birthday is May 24th, the holiday occurs on the Monday that immediately precedes the 25th.  The former Queen's birthday was declared a holiday in Canada in 1845 and has been celebrated consistently since then.  The holiday is used to mark the beginning of summer for Canadians.  Below are some articles describing the holiday.

Victoria Day is of special significance to Prince Edward Island

Fireworks in Toronto to celebrate Victoria Day

British Columbia parade features over 2,000 Americans

Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg on hold due to Victoria Day

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