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Monday, 19 May 2014

QUEEN VICTORIA's DAY: LONG WEEKEND CELEBRATION 19.5.14


Happy Victoria Day !



{Painting of Queen Victoria completed 1903}

Is everyone enjoying the May Long Weekend tradition?
Any particular traditions make it special for you?
I know the city usually empties as cottage owners
head out to open their getaway sites for the season.

I enjoyed a lovely dinner party invite yesterday evening ~
Relaxation and reading has been a much appreciated 
rainy and cold weather weekend consolation !

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Queen Victoria 

Alexandrina Victoria

24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901
 was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. 
From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.

Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George IIIThe Duke and Duchess of Kent's only child,

Victoria, was born at 4.15 am on 24 May 1819

at Kensington Palace in London

Both the Duke of Kent and the King died the next year, 1820, and Victoria was raised under close supervision by her German-born mother Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

She inherited the throne at the age of 18,

after her father's three elder brothers had all died without surviving legitimate issue. 


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June 20 1837 the new Queen Victoria 
receiving the news of her accession to the throne ~
painted 1887

Her reign of 63 years and 7 months,

is known as the Victorian era.


Source


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One of many discoveries whilst on Castle Hill,
Windsor, England -

this statue of Queen Victoria 


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As to tonite's Victoria Day festivities...
Thankfully I live where I can watch any possible fireworks
{in case of rainfall!}
from indoors
but I'll not worry if there aren't..
July 1st fireworks celebrations aren't that far off!
{Canada's BirthDay!!}

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EnJoy the celebrating
and...
your Day Off !


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2 comments:

BECKY said...

Happy Victoria Day! Thank you for posting about the history of this holiday. Since I'm not Canadian I wasn't familiar with any of the information. Have a wonderful week!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

TY BECKY! I appreciate your response and BEST of the week's wishes to you as well =)

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