Oleander Floral Design Blog — #Victoria Day

Cottage Season

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Cottage Season

Monday, May 23rd is Victoria Day in Ontario, and this long weekend traditionally signals the start of summer. For many Canadians, that also means the start of cottage season. Hooray! So with that in mind, here are a few of our favourite things in store right now that are sure to amp up your style game and refresh your space so you can be ready for a summer of fun and relaxation. We all know that it’s the little luxuries that make the biggest difference. An easy way to create the right atmosphere is with one of our gorgeously-scented, Canadian-made...

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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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