Happy Victoria Day!!
Happy Victoria Day!!

What is Victoria Day, you ask? It’s an extremely Canadian holiday, celebrated in the early spring. We Canadians celebrate:

1) Queen Victoria’s birthday

2) Surviving another long winter and relishing the chance to enjoy our national parks

3) A rare chance to laugh at the other countries who don’t have the day off. (The Cayman Islanders are with us on this one, I’m sure.)

I plan to spend the day catching up on some sleep, rebuilding my buffer of comics, and enjoying the lovely weather. That is, if it doesn’t rain on me. Those April showers are a tad late this year.

News: Posted May 19th, 2008 by Alina

^ 6 Comments to “Happy Victoria Day!!”

  1. Sabine Says:

    You mean April snow-storms, right? It is Alberta after all. 😉

    Posted May 19th, 2008 at 1:46 am
  2. Lisa Says:

    heh well i have to work today but i am getting paid double time and a half and it will be dead at work so it is ok..whee stat holidays!

    Posted May 19th, 2008 at 7:59 am
  3. Alec Says:

    Yeah, no Victoria Day here, but next monday we have Memorial day, and I will be getting double time and half on that day:-D

    Posted May 19th, 2008 at 12:10 pm
  4. Keith Says:

    Prolonged weekends rocked. I managed to get away to Banff for the weekend because of the long weekend, although with only four hours left until I HAVE to hit the sack tonight I have a sinking feeling I’m not going to finish all the stuff I promised myself I’d do over the weekend.

    Posted May 19th, 2008 at 7:53 pm
  5. Phil Says:

    Here in Quebec, it’s no more Victoria day, but Patriot day, meaning we no more celebrate a queen we don’t care about, but the rebels who tried to free our province from english influence, and died trying. So what’s the geekiest, celebrating a queen we don’t care about, or celebrating some guys who died defending a cause almost no one care anymore?

    Posted May 20th, 2008 at 7:37 pm
  6. The Scythe Says:

    Queen Vic, Qawd Bless her. What I don’t get is why us over here in good Olde England Don’t have a Victoria day. I know our government is realy mean with Holidays, not even letting us have St Geroges day off, but surely we should celebrate one of our Greatest (And only, along with our Two Liz’s and Matilda. Oh and Anne. and Mary.) Queens!

    “America Isn’t all that bad. I don’t think its COMPLETELY Populated with A**holes and Cowboys. I know some Canadians live there as well.”

    Posted May 21st, 2008 at 11:17 am