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VICTORIA DAY

When is Victoria Day in 2023?

Victoria Day in 2023 is on the Monday, 22nd of May (5/22/2023).

Victoria Day is on the 142rd day of 2023. There are 223 days left in the year.

Victoria Day Facts

  • Date: May 22, 2023
  • National
  • Also Called:
  • Celebrations: Fireworks
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Victoria Day is celebrated in the most part of Canada on the last Monday before or on 24th May. This day honors the birthday of Queen Victoria. Victoria Day is also known as May Long Weekend, May Two-four, May Long or May Run.

Queen Victoria was born on 24th May, 1819. She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, Fourth. At the age of 18 Victoria became the sovereign ruler of Britain. Her reign lasted until her death in 1901, making her the longest ruling monarch in British history.

Victoria Day became an official holiday in Canada by a declaration of the Canadian legislature in 1845 and was first observed in Ontario. Initially this day was always celebrated on 24th May (or 25th May if 24th May fell on a Sunday). In 1952, an amendment was passed by Parliament to observe Victoria Day on the last Monday before or on 24th May.

People celebrate this day with a great enthusiasm. This day marks the beginning of the summer season in Canada when gardens are planted, summer resorts and parks are opened, and people open their cottages. This Day is considered as a Public Day with outings, picnics and lots of outdoor events like parades, fireworks and musical concerts.

Victoria Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • May 19, 2008
  • Victoria Day (Many regions)
  • Mon
  • May 18, 2009
  • Victoria Day (Many regions)
  • Mon
  • May 24, 2010
  • Victoria Day (Many regions)
  • Mon
  • May 23, 2011
  • Victoria Day (Many regions)
  • Mon
  • May 21, 2012
  • Victoria Day (Many regions)

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Canada in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14Valentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 15, 2022Feb 15Flag Day
MondayMonFeb 21, 2022Feb 21Family Day (BC)
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14Commonwealth Day
ThursdayThuMar 17, 2022Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
MondayMonMay 23, 2022May 23Victoria Day (Many regions)
FridayFriJul 01, 2022Jul 01Canada Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01Civic Holiday (Many regions)
MondayMonSep 05, 2022Sep 05Labour Day
MondayMonOct 10, 2022Oct 10Thanksgiving Day
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 11, 2022Nov 11Remembrance Day (Many regions)
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Boxing Day (Many regions)