Victoria Daycommemorates Queen Victoria's birthday and is always celebrated the Monday before May 24. Today, here in Canada, we are just beginning a three day weekend. The first long weekend of the season and commonly celebrated as the blast-off weekend to summer.
Early on a Friday, people leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, only to hit the hustle and bustle of the highways. Their destination is Cottage Country, for May 2-4 (as we so affectionately call this landmark weekend) is the date marked on our calendars to "open the cottage".
............or, the trailer
"Opening" these summer residences, requires a lot of cleaning to clearout the cobwebs (and mice visits) of the winter months.
Taking a break from all that rug beating, it is always fun to venture intothe closest little town for a spot of lunch.
...and then maybe stroll down to the beachto check out the action
For the younger people, May 2-4 heralds the beginning of summer parties
All too soon, the weekend comes to an end and we return to our everyday lives, looking forward to the next long weekend that is circled on our calendars.
Wishing everyone a very Happy and Safe Victoria Day Weekend
Love these photos, Sue! Thanks for sharing them.
Happy Victoria Day to you!
Wishing you a relaxing weekend! ☺
I didn't know about Victoria's Day! I love that idea ... I wish we had that one instead of Secretary's Day!
Your photos are fabulous! Love the rug beatin' women!
I directed a production of "Psycho Beach Party" a few years ago, which is a parody of "Beach Blanket Bingo" and "Marnie" - and I wated that Beach Blanket movie about 20 times. Argh! LOL
Have a nice holiday weekend!
Oh, very sweet. Alas, Queen Victoria isn't big here in the States. Our summer "starts" Memorial Day Weekend, but it seems we all do similar things on our long weekend! :)
Quite often, our Victoria Day weekend and the US's Memorial Day weekend coincide, but this year we are a week ahead of the States.
Tristan, I would have gone bonkers having to watch Beach Blanket Bingo that often. I saw it once when I was little - looking at the clip now, it seems rather surreal (not to mention
I love the images you choose to illustrate your posts. they always make me smile. happy May 2-4!
Love the photos! The cottage picture is Atlantic City near where I grew up, unfortunately that house was gone long before my time. Happy Victoria's Day.
Sue those pictures are great..Happy Victoria's Day...
Happy Victoria Day Sue!
My kind of Holiday! All of the pictures you found for this post are wonderful. Happy Victoria Day!
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