Happy Victoria Day

Here in Canada its Victoria Day. The only exception is that here in Quebec its called Patriots’ National Day. We are a special province that likes to do things differently as you may have noticed.

National Patriots’ Day (in French: Journée nationale des Patriotes) is a statutory holiday observed annually in the Canadian province of Quebec, on the Monday preceding 25 May. The holiday was instated by the Government of Quebec in 2003, according to the then Premier of Quebec Bernard Landry: “to underline the importance of the struggle of the patriots of 1837 – 1838 for the national recognition of our people, for its political liberty and to obtain a democratic system of government.” Before 2003, the Monday preceding 25 May of each year was the Fête de Dollard, a commemoration initiated in the 1920s to coincide with Victoria Day, which is a federal holiday occurring annually on the same date.

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9 thoughts on “Happy Victoria Day

  1. Cindy says:

    Kathy- No we don’t do anything to celebrate. I am sure there is things going on but for me its just a day off. Cleaning and gardening are on my agenda today as well as grocery shopping.

  2. Storyheart says:

    The French never got over losing Quebec to Wolfe.

    My daughter was born on Victoria Day which we did not realize at the time. It was only after we had decided on calling her Victoria we found out that it was the same day. of course it only happens every so often that the two fall together.


  3. Medical Librarian says:

    A day off is always a positive, though I find that three-day weekends pass more quickly than regular weekends. Maybe my “to do” lists and expectations are too high with an extra day off??

    I, too, really like your new layout.

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