Annie's "Victoria Day" Page

~Celebrated on the Monday before May 25th and this year is Monday May 23rd, 2011~

Compton's says this about Victoria Day:
"Victoria Day (formerly Empire Day), either on or about May 24 (the birthday of Queen
Victoria), in the Commonwealth; originated 1897 by Mrs. Clementina Fessenden
of Hamilton, Ont., to stimulate patriotism."

Here is what the World Book Encyclopedia says about Victoria Day:
"Victoria Day commemorates the birthday of Queen Victoria on May 24, 1819. The
people of the British Commonwealth have always celebrated the birthday of the ruling
monarch as a patriotic holiday. During the long lifetime of Queen Victoria, her
birthday came to have a special meaning. After Queen Victoria's death, people
continued to celebrate her birthday to express their loyalty to the British Empire. In
the early 1900's, the people of Canada celebrated Queen Victoria's birthday as
Empire Day. The name was changed to Commonwealth Day in 1947. Canadians
now celebrate Victoria Day and the official birthday of the reigning monarch
as a legal holiday on the Monday before May 25."

Victoria Day and Canadian Links:

Canadian Newspapers:
The Globe and Mail
Toronto Star Online
National Post Online

Canada & Canadian Related Pages:
Yahoo! Canada
Canadian Culture
About Canada from About.Com
Countries Around the World --
Canada Page
Prime Minister's Office
ON THIS DAY IN CANADA - see what happened on this day in history
Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada (official)

Canada Graphics Links:
Canada eh?
Canada Flag Clip Art Gallery
North of the Border Canada Graphics
Pat's Web Graphics - Canada Graphics
Comet Creations - click linkware then flags

Queen Victoria Pages:
Royal Windsor Site
The Kings and Queens of England
Queen Victoria's Childhood
Victoria- British Monarchs from
Victoria's Genealogy

Children's Victoria Day & Canada Crafts and Activities:
KidsDomain's Canada Day & Canadian crafts section
Handprint Canada Day Flags - A Canada Day Craft
Label a map of Canadian provinces - Activity for Kids!
Victoria Day Postcards, Ecards and Greeting Cards @ 1001 ...

Related Pages by Annie:
Annie's Canadian Thanksgiving Day Page
Annie's Canada Day Page
Annie's Remembrance Day Page

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