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VICTORIA DAY

When is Victoria Day in 2022?

Victoria Day in 2022 is on the Monday, 23rd of May (5/23/2022).

Victoria Day is on the 143th day of 2022. There are 222 days left in the year.

Victoria Day Facts

  • Date: May 23, 2022
  • 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 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
SundaySunFeb 14, 2021Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 15, 2021Feb 15Flag Day
MondayMonFeb 15, 2021Feb 15Family Day (AB, BC, SK, ON)
MondayMonMar 08, 2021Mar 08Commonwealth Day
WednesdayWedMar 17, 2021Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
MondayMonMay 24, 2021May 24Victoria Day (Many regions)
ThursdayThuJul 01, 2021Jul 01Canada Day
MondayMonAug 02, 2021Aug 02Civic Holiday (Many regions)
MondayMonSep 06, 2021Sep 06Labour Day
MondayMonOct 11, 2021Oct 11Thanksgiving Day
SundaySunOct 31, 2021Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Remembrance Day (Many regions)
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26Boxing Day (Many regions)