Happy Victoria Day

Yes it is a holiday finally, and I get to enjoy the first long weekend since Easter (which seems a long way away). No stores are open around me, but Ottawa has some benefits that other Ontario cities don’t have because we have the Rideau Center, which is deemed a “Tourist Area” so all of its stores will be open and we are across the river from Gatineau/Hull and there all stores are open today. Will I go shopping? I might run to Tim Horton’s to have a Pro-Monarchist Coffee and Donut, but that is about it.

Happy Victoria Day

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, no doubt wondering where Prince Albert is (in the can would be my guess)

Why do we celebrate this holiday still? We need a holiday in May as simple a reason as that. In Quebec they call it Journée nationale des patriotes , and not much is closed (so maybe I can get my beer over there?).

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  • Canadian Budget Binder May 19, 2014, 8:00 AM

    Happy holidays mate. We’re on the road today but like you will likely just grab a coffee and enjoy the lovely day today. :)

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  • Jane Savers @ Solving The Money Puzzle May 20, 2013, 8:34 AM

    I only get 1 day, Victoria Day, off this weekend.

    I would like to say thank you to the person who decided that I should get paid to cut my grass and nap on this cloudy Monday. Statutory holidays seem like a guilty pleasure.

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    • bigcajunman May 20, 2013, 8:40 AM

      Thanks a Union for that one. Were it not for the Trade Union movement of the late 19th century we’d be working 365 days a year.

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      • Bet Crooks May 21, 2013, 1:20 PM

        We also like to copy the Americans. I’m not sure we’d get Canada Day off if they didn’t get the 4th.

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