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VICTORIA DAY

When is Victoria Day in 2019?

Victoria Day in 2019 is on the Monday, 20th of May (5/20/2019).

Victoria Day is on the 140st day of 2019. There are 225 days left in the year.

Victoria Day Facts

  • Date: May 20, 2019
  • 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)

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Canada in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 14, 2019Feb 14Valentine's Day
FridayFriFeb 15, 2019Feb 15Flag Day
MondayMonFeb 18, 2019Feb 18Family Day (AB, BC, SK, ON)
MondayMonMar 11, 2019Mar 11Commonwealth Day
SundaySunMar 17, 2019Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
MondayMonMay 20, 2019May 20Victoria Day (Many regions)
MondayMonJul 01, 2019Jul 01Canada Day
MondayMonAug 05, 2019Aug 05Civic Holiday (Many regions)
MondayMonSep 02, 2019Sep 02Labour Day
MondayMonOct 14, 2019Oct 14Thanksgiving Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2019Oct 31Halloween
MondayMonNov 11, 2019Nov 11Remembrance Day (Many regions)
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2019Dec 26Boxing Day (Many regions)