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What is Victoria Day and Why do Canadians Celebrate it?

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What is Victoria Day and Why do Canadians Celebrate it?

You may have been witness to some pretty spectacular fireworks last weekend, but what were they all about? Victoria Day, also known as May Two-Four, May Long, and May Long Weekend, is a Canadian holiday held on the Monday preceding the 25th May. Celebrated across the country, Victoria Day is a federal statutory holiday and a distinctly Canadian observance.   The holiday originated as a celebration to honor Queen Victoria, who ruled Great Britain and Ireland for the majority of the 19th century. Victoria Day was officially declared a Canadian federal holiday in 1901 - the year of Queen Victoria's...

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How Well Do You Know Your Provincial Flowers?

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How Well Do You Know Your Provincial Flowers?

Saskatchewan - Western Red Lily Saskatchewan made the Western Red Lily its flower of choice in 1941. Typically found in meadows, forests and other damp, wooded areas, it has become a rare sight in the province due to urban sprawl and forest fires. Researchers are working to increase the germination of this protected species. Northwest Territories - Mountain Avens Mountain Avens have represented the N.W.T. since 1957. The bloom flourishes on rocky ground that is commonly found across the territory, and the species is related to Alberta's provincial flower, the Wild Rose. Nunavut - Purple SaxifrageWe thought we’d take this...

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