Happy Victoria Day! (May-Long)

MLW_LOGO_paint--300-1Up here in the north we call it May long, I don’t know if I knew it was Victoria day until I was an adult.  History lesson to follow…

Origins:  This holiday is named after the British monarch who gave royal assent to Confederation. Queen Victoria, who reigned over Great Britain, was born on May 24, 1819. She enjoyed the longest reign in British history, ascending the throne in 1837 and ruling until 1901—a period of over 62 years!

Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25 in every province and territory. It honours Queen Victoria’s birthday. In Quebec this holiday is called “National Patriotes Day” (Journée nationale des patriotes).

Victoria Day is also commonly referred to as the “May two-four weekend” or the “May long weekend” and it marks the unofficial start of the cottage season where cases of beer* are consumed by hard working Canadians. That’s what we heard anyway. Or maybe it’s called May two-four because May 24, 1819 is Queen Victoria’s birthday 🙂  http://www.statutoryholidays.com/victoriaday.php

We will be CLOSED from Saturday through Monday

OPEN on Tuesday at 11

PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANYTHING TO THE STORE WHILE WE ARE CLOSED

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