Victoria Day is a celebration in Canada on the 22nd of May 2023’. Prior to the 25th of May. Celebrated as a holiday as it is on every Monday. The day holds immense importance for the Canadians. Followed as a holiday all over Canada as it is. The day actually marks the birthday of Queen Victoria. That is, the ruling Monarch at the time of Canada’s birth as a country in the year 1867.
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WHO WAS QUEEN VICTORIA OF UNITED KINGDOM?
Queen Victoria was Queen of The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland. That is, from 20th June 1837 until she died in the year 1901. Her reign of 63 years & 216 days was the longest by any other previous monarchs. The rule that lasted for seven decades was the rule of Queen Elizabeth. As she took over the tenure of Queen Victoria in 2015. Obviously, as the longest ruling Queen of Great Britain & Her realms. That is, until she died in Balmoral Castle in Scotland on 8th September 2022.
The era in which Queen Victoria was the Queen of United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland is known as the Victorian Times. Due to the many developments that took place in the Industrial & Political. Also, the Scientific and military change. That is, within U.K. & its monarchies. Regarded as a very prestigious one. Also, regarded in history as ‘Victorian Era’, holds significance & reasons.
Regarded as a significant role, is the role of Queen Victoria in England. Especially, for the people of Canada. The times, i.e. Victorian Era has been the times of vital developments in the country Canada.
HISTORY OF THE DAY WITH SIGNIFICANCE TO QUEEN VICTORIA –:
The significance that relates to the history of the day. Thus, as being the birthday of Queen Victoria makes this day a very important day for Canada. Obviously, as she was a very important & monumental figure for the country Canada. Especially, in the early times of development of Canada. Especially, the Province British Columbia. As a matter of fact, what adds to the significance is that the capital of British Columbia. Named Victoria, as was the Capital City of B.C. That is, after Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
Victoria is a city that is very close to Great Britain in terms of the culture. Also, has many statues of Queen Victoria. Found in massive numbers all across Great Britain as they are. It was in the year, 1876 for her work for the British Empire. ‘Empress of India’, was the acknowledged title. By the Govt. of Great Britain. Ironically, as she was given.
Apart from the many things that associates with her. She is also responsible for labelling Ottawa as the nation’s capital city. The supremacy of her decision making is so effective that 122 years after her death that happened in 1901. Surprisingly, the city Ottawa is still the Federal capital of Canada.
25th MAY- ‘THE DATE HER REAL D.O.B WAS SWITCHED TO’:
Although her real birthday falls on 21st of April. It was when Queen Elizabeth II who died in 2022 took her title. Canada named May 25 as her official birthday. Observed on a Monday later as it was, apart from this. That is, before the 25th of May. With the most key reasons. Thus, as the holiday is regarded for. With key significance as the Victoria Day. Occurs on variables dates. Followed on a Monday, as it is however for reasons.
Victoria Day’s significance is distinct for Canadians. As, it is for the rest of the monarchies of U.K. Mainly due to her magnetic part played in Canadian history. A country that has taken many twists & turns since the independence in 1867. Furthermore, later getting the economic stability that Canada possesses in current times.
TIMELINE OF THE VICTORIA DAY:
The Victoria Day timeline starts from 1845. Victoria Day holiday, a remembrance of the great Monarch & the Victorian Era which holds the highest accord for the Canadians. No other monarch deserves the same acknowledgement. Also, no one deserves higher or same recognition than Queen Victoria for her efforts for the country Canada. A country that was striving since her independence in 1867. However, is a global icon in current times.
It is now listed amongst the top economies & a country full of potential. Also, growth, Immigration & the currency status. Its all accredited to the ‘Victorian Era’ for key reasons. An era which became roots of the efforts for current state of Canada.
Blooming Nation: The early Canadian Govt. designates May 25th. Thus, as a day of celebration from border to border.
Canadian Independence: It was in the time of Queen Victoria that Britain granted Canada its independence.
Queen Victoria dies. Later, Canada established the Victoria Day as an official holiday.
Even after her death & due to Queen Victoria’s staunch religious beliefs. The country Canada shifts Victoria Day to occur on the Monday preceding May 25th to avoid Sunday celebrations.
22nd MAY FOLLOWED AS A BANK HOLIDAY IN CANADA:
It is followed as a bank holiday in most provinces & territories of Canada. All offices, educational institutions & commercial places. Also, the Financial Institutions, i.e. FI’s & banks are closed on this day. The aim is to mark the importance of the day. Precisely, after 122 years of death of the Royal monarch Queen Victoria.
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QUEEN VICTORIA AS THE BEST BRITISH MONARCH OF ALL THE ERAS:
The royal monarch Queen Victoria of Great Britain & Ireland is still regarded as the best ruling British Monarch. Although, she ruled seven years lesser than Her Majesty Late Queen Elizabeth II. But, her era, i.e. ‘The Victorian Era’ is the regarded as the golden age of developments in Britain & her monarchies. Also given the honour & title of ‘Empress of India’. She has an existence that is very global & highly recognised & deeply regarded.