Victoria Day

noun

1
: formerly May 24 and now the Monday preceding May 25 observed in Canada as a legal holiday
2

Examples of Victoria Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though the fireworks show typically runs for just five to 10 minutes, the program is extended for holidays like Independence Day in the US and Victoria Day in Canada. Stefanie Waldek, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 July 2023 Last July, Victoria celebrated her 44th birthday with her family at Solliden Palace after two of her previous birthday celebrations, also known as Victoria Day, were canceled due to the pandemic. Shafiq Najib, PEOPLE.com, 19 Feb. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Queen Victoria

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Victoria Day was in 1901

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“Victoria Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Victoria%20Day. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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