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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 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonFeb 12, 2018Feb 12Family Day (BC)
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2018Feb 15Flag Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2018Feb 19Family Day (AB, SK, ON)
MondayMonMar 12, 2018Mar 12Commonwealth Day
SaturdaySatMar 17, 2018Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
MondayMonMay 21, 2018May 21Victoria Day (Many regions)
SundaySunJul 01, 2018Jul 01Canada Day
MondayMonJul 02, 2018Jul 02Canada Day Holiday
MondayMonAug 06, 2018Aug 06Civic Holiday (Many regions)
MondayMonSep 03, 2018Sep 03Labour Day
MondayMonOct 08, 2018Oct 08Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedOct 31, 2018Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 11, 2018Nov 11Remembrance Day (Many regions)
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day
WednesdayWedDec 26, 2018Dec 26Boxing Day (Many regions)