Victoria Day

May 20, Monday

Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon

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Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25. Initially in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday, it has since been celebrated as the official birthday of Canada's sovereign. It is informally considered to be the beginning of the summer season in Canada.The holiday has been observed in Canada since at least 1845, originally falling on Victoria's actual birthday (May 24). The holiday has always been a distinctly Canadian observance and continues to be celebrated across the country. It falls on the Monday between the 18th and the 24th (inclusive) and so is always the penultimate Monday of May (May 24 in 2021 and May 23 in 2022).

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