Celebrated on the First Monday before May 25th.
Victoria Day (French: Fête de la Reine, or “Celebration of the Queen”) is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25, in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday. It is sometimes informally considered the beginning of the summer season in Canada.
Queen Victoria Timeline:
May 24, 1819 – Victoria, daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent was born at Kensington Palace
June 20, 1837 – Victoria becomes the Queen of England
June 28, 1838 – Victoria is crowned at Westminster Abbey
February 10, 1840 – Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert (her 1st cousin)
December 14, 1861 – Prince Albert dies of Typhoid Fever
July 1, 1867 – Queen Victoria becomes the 1st queen of Canada, when the country was founded
January 1, 1877 – Victoria becomes empress of India
January 22, 1901 – Queen Victoria dies at Osborne House
Victoria Day Video
Make a Party Crown
What You’ll Need:
- Cardboard tube (toilet paper or paper towel tube cut to size)
- Colorful tape (or paper or markers to decorate)
- String (elastic is best)
Decorate the cardboard tube. Then cut several triangles from one end of the tube to give it a crown shape. On the other end of the tube, poke 2 holes on either side and then thread the string through to make a chinstrap.