Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 24th Weekend means Gardening!

Victoria Day celebrates Queen Victoria's birthday (May 24th). Canada is still a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, of which the Queen is head.

Victoria Day is always on a Monday, and thus the holiday is part of a long weekend, which is commonly referred to as the Victoria Day Weekend, the May Long Weekend, the May Long, or the May Two-Four (a case of beer there is called a "two-four" and many of these are consumed over the holiday). The weekend is also called the May 24th weekend, although it does not necessarily fall on May 24th.

The Victoria Day Weekend always falls on the weekend before Memorial Day in the U.S.

The Victoria Day Weekend is the first popular weekend for spring / summer travel. Lots of people open up their cottages, plant gardens, or just get away. Expect crowds at resorts and hotels and busy highways. Fireworks displays are common, especially on Monday night.

I'll take photos of any of the plants that manage to live after being exposed to our gardening skills.


  1. I'd like to see 3D fireworks!!!

  2. I'm not sure where you are from, but if you are American, they are nothing like your 4th of July celebrations.

    We do have a nice presentation of fireworks on Canada Day (july 1st.) on Parliament Hill. If I can, I'll try and get photos this year.

    Thanks for the comment.