2014 Victoria Day Weekend in Canada
A long holiday weekend is approaching in Canada. Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday before May 25th in every province and territory. It honors Queen Victoria's birthday.
Victoria Day is also commonly referred to as the "May two-four weekend" or the "May long weekend" and it marks the unofficial start of the summer season in Canada.
According to Wikipedia, The holiday is colloquially known as May Two-Four in parts of Canada; a double entendre that refers both to the date around which the holiday falls (May 24) and the Canadian slang for a case of twenty-four beers (a "two-four"), a drink popular during the long weekend.The holiday weekend may also be known as May Long or May Run, and the term Firecracker Day was also employed in Ontario.
- All banks will be closed.
- There will be no mail delivery on Victoria Day.
Ahead of the long holiday weekend, the price of gas is down in New Brunswick again this week. After reaching an all-time high of $1.42(7) a litre on April 24th, the price of regular self-serve gasoline has fallen 6.6 cents a litre. The drop this week is 1.9 cents, bringing the new maximum price for regular self-serve to $1.36(1) a litre.
If you're traveling this weekend, be safe!