Posts Tagged ‘ Victoria Day in Canada ’

Monarchism’s last gasp as protest against decline of old WASP hegemony in Canada (and Australia etc)

May 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Canadian Republic

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017. Toronto, Ontario.  This coming Monday we will celebrate locally what is known here in Ontario (and other Canadian provinces) as Victoria Day.  (In Quebec the same holiday is now more sensibly called  Journée nationale des patriotes.) The holiday is nowadays defined as “the last Monday preceding May 25.” And this entrenches […]

Happy May 24 birthday Victoria Beckham .. or journée nationale des patriotes in Quebec

May 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

I am not sure just what to think about Victoria Day – or May Two-Four or the May-long, etc  – in the year 2010. It does remain officially, I suppose, a celebration of the birthday of the so-called Queen of Canada (at least outside predominantly French-speaking Quebec). And in this respect it still reminds me […]