Thursday, May 19, 2011

Victoria Day

Dear Diary:

This weekend will be a long one for me and it will be so nice to have Monday to laze around and do barely anything.  Victoria Day is celebrated on the last Monday on or before May 24th, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning sovereign's official birthday.

In England, the monarchy is patriarchal but Victoria's father's three brothers died and had no living children to inherit the throne. 

In 1837 when Victoria was only 18 she became queen and ruled until her death in 1901, serving a period of almost 64 years.  Following her death, May 24th was made Empire Day in Britain but in Canada it was officially known as Victoria Day and became a Canadian statutory holiday.  

On Victoria Day, it's protocol to fly the Union Jack from sunrise to sunset on all federal government buildings across the country, as long as there is a second flag pole available to display the flag, since the Canadian flag must be flown at all times.
It's great to have a holiday and it's especially good when you remember why you have that holiday.  So for this day, it will be fun spending the day eating hot dogs roasted over the fire and watching the fireworks at night.

Happy Holiday!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair: Ploom Twila

Blouse: Myself Barbara T-shirt (white)
Pants: GF capri jeans (wine red)
Sneakers: Sand Shack Surf Couture Boardwalkers
Belt: Fri. wide waist belt (fruit punch) (gift)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Large hoop earrings (silver)(gift)

Flags: Flag package SL Marketplace
Fireworks: Belle's Store