happy Queen Victoria day

"Victoria Day (in French: Fête de la Reine) is a federal Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday on or before May 24, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada.

The holiday has been observed since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign's actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date." -wikipedia

nicknamed the 'grandmother of Europe' she has quite an interesting story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria

1 comment:

  1. I hope you guys had a nice long weekend! I've always loved this portrait of Queen Vic.