Monday, May 22, 2017

Victoria Day

Here is a little history for you. 


Well not quite. Lol.  Officially speaking "The holiday, which is only celebrated in Canada and Scotland, began as a celebration to honour Queen Victoria's birthday. The British queen was born on May 24, 1819. She is the longest reigning monarch (Queen) in England, remaining on her throne for 63 years, 216 days."

However, she is no longer the longest reigning.  "Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British monarch on 9 September 2015 when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Victoria.  On 6 February 2017 she became the first British monarch to celebrate a sapphire jubilee, commemorating 65 years on the throne."

I wonder if we will have an "Elizabeth Day" holiday??  Irv suggests the Friday of the Victoria weekend and that would be a royal four day weekend. I'll vote for that!

Thanks for visiting today! 
Denise Donald
Craft D Cave

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! First to comment on your wonderful blog! Enjoyed the history lesson!! BL