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Victoria Day Fireworks

Victoria Day fireworksVictoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. This year it falls on May 21.

Victoria day is the unofficial beginning of summer; lots of people go camping. It looks like the weather is going to be great this year.

Victoria Day has been observed since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign’s actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date. In Quebec, the same day was, since the Quiet Revolution, unofficially known as Fête de Dollard until 2003, when provincial legislation officially named the same date as Victoria Day the National Patriots’ Day. It is a statutory holiday federally, as well as in six of Canada’s ten provinces and three of its territories.

In Kitchener Waterloo, Victoria Day fireworks tend to be a small private affair these past few years. You’ll have to wait till Canada Day for the big big fireworks display held at Columbia Lake. But that’s in Kitchener Waterloo. If you’re willing to leave the city limits (something I like to do as rarely as possible), Conestogo usually have fireworks as does New Dundee.

In New Dundee, Victoria Day kicks off at 7:00am with a hearty Firefighter breakfast (please don’t burn the bacon) and the community wide garage sales. At 10:00am at the community park you can shop and browse the arts and crafts displays, see antique cars and then enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Bid on the silent auction and then at noon, watch the Victoria day parade wind through the community streets to the park.

At dusk there is entertainment and then when the sun goes down and the night comes up FIREWORKS.

Have a blast!

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