Celebrating Victoria Day

Victoria Day is a federal holiday in Canada which marks Queen Victoria’s birthday. It is celebrated on the last Monday in May before the 25th. This holiday has been observed since 1845. In the 19th century people celebrated this day with gun salutes at midnight and fireworks among other things. After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, Victoria Day became an official holiday to honour the Queen.

This holiday weekend is widely considered the start of the summer season. For many people it will be the first visit to their cottage to open up, air out and get ready for a summer of fun. Whether you are on a lake or deep in a forest, cottages are a favourite past time. Camping is popular for the long weekend holiday. Although, many times it rains and can be cool, hardy Canadians head out to campgrounds and parks to pitch tents, roast marshmallows on the fire and enjoy the outdoors. Gardening season also begins with getting out to local garden centers or farmer’s markets and planting beautiful flowers, hanging some baskets or maybe planting a vegetable garden. Any time that is spent outside is welcome after a long winter. This also will be the first bar-b-que of the season for many people. Getting together with family and friends to enjoy a meal outside is always great fun.

Whatever you choose to do with your weekend, the perfect end to any day is fireworks! Victoria day is generally the first holiday of the year celebrated with firework shows. With so many to choose from you can’t go wrong. Simple sparklers can bring great joy to children’s faces while big finale cakes can make everyone smile. A few ooo’s and ahhh’s are always fun. Family packs are a pre arranged set of fireworks you can pick up if you are not sure what to get. The friendly staff at Fireworks Depot are always willing and ready to help.

For this upcoming Victoria Day, come in to Fireworks Depot to ensure your weekend ends with a display that you, your family and friends won’t soon forget.

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