Victoria Day

May 20, 2019 all-day

Victoria Day is a federal statutory Holiday in Canada which falls on the Monday before May 25th each year.

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) was the ruler of the British Empire and its longest monarch, ruling 63 years until that record was broken by Queen Elizabeth II in September 2015. Victoria Day first became a holiday in Canada in 1845, commemorating her birth. It would be celebrated every May 24th (or on May 25th if that date fell on a Sunday). Following her death in 1901, it was decreed May 24th be called Victoria Day. In 1952, the holiday was officially moved to be celebrated on the Monday before May 25th.