Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Monday, May 24, 2010

Victoria Day


Today is Victoria Day.  Mrs. Clementina Fessenden of Hamilton, ON began Victoria Day in 1897 to stimulate patriotism.  The day commemorates the birthday of Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901) on May 24, 1819.  It has been customary for people of the British Commonwealth to celebrate the birthday of the ruling monarch as a patriotic holiday.  Even after Queen Victoria's death, people in the Britich Commonwealth continued to celebrate her birthday as an expression of loyalty to the British Empire.  The day was originally called Empire Day then in 1947 the name was changed to Commonwealth Day and is now known as Victoria Day.  The official holiday on the Monday before May 25 celebrates Victoria Dan and the official birthday of the reigning monarch.


2 comments:

  1. Hey. Just dropping by to check out your blog :D

    It's a little to red for me but since your canadian and all I guess you could get away with it. It's got some interesting posts to read though so that's good.

    Anyway, have a great week.

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  2. Hi Jenny and thanks for visiting :) A little too red, eh? I'm happy you are finding some of the posts interesting.

    You have a great week too!

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