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VICTORIA DAY

When is Victoria Day in 2017?

Victoria Day in 2017 is on the Monday, 22nd of May (5/22/2017).

Victoria Day is on the 142rd day of 2017. There are 223 days left in the year.

Quick Facts : Victoria Day

  • Date: May 22, 2017
  • National
  • Also Called:
  • Celebrations: Fireworks
Victoria Day iImage Credit: Flickr/ckaiserca

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)

Canada holidays celebrated in year 2017

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sun
  • Jan 01, 2017
  • Mon
  • Feb 13, 2017
  • Tue
  • Feb 14, 2017
  • Wed
  • Feb 15, 2017
  • Mon
  • Mar 13, 2017
  • Fri
  • Mar 17, 2017
  • Fri
  • Apr 14, 2017
  • Mon
  • Apr 17, 2017
  • Sat
  • Jul 01, 2017
  • Mon
  • Jul 03, 2017
  • Mon
  • Sep 04, 2017
  • Mon
  • Oct 09, 2017
  • Tue
  • Oct 31, 2017
  • Mon
  • Dec 25, 2017