Victoria Day History
Victoria Day honours and commemorates the birth of Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria was born on May 24th, 1819 in Britain. She ascended to the throne at the young age of 18. During her reign, she governed the Dominion of Canada until she proclaimed the Confederation of its first 4 provinces in 1867. She selected Ottawa as the national capital. In Canada, Queen Victoria is often referred to as the Mother of the Confederation.
Victoria Day was originally declared a celebration in 1854, making it Canada's oldest state holiday. It was officially proclaimed in 1901 after the queen's death. It is observed annually on the Monday before May 25th.
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