Since today is a Canadian National holiday, I've decided to blog abut how we celebrate Victoria Day or in French: Fête de la Reine. Observed by Canadians, also called May Long Weekend, May Two-Four or get your speeding ticket day when OPP goes on the blitz.
Celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday.
The date is also, simultaneously, that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada, when many of our national igloos melt (wink).
And we can put our swimsuits on.
And enjoy our national favourite food while watching fireworks over Toronto.
As a special bonus, I'll leave you with a picture of Canadian Mounties. But don't expect your average Canadian to make this spectacular entrance.