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Victoria Day

Definition: Since 1952, the Monday before May 24 has been celebrated as Victoria Day in Canada, even though Queen Victoria, whose birthday is being honoured, has been dead for many years.

Throughout the British Empire in the 19th century it was customary to celebrate the monarch's birthday.

Canadian's got so use to celebrating the holiday it has become a permanent Canadian holiday, except in Quebec, where the holiday is called Fete de Dollard des Ormeaux.

Related Resources:

Victoria Day
History of the holiday.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Victoria Day
History and origins from Government of Canada.
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