For myself and any fellow Canadian bloggers, today is a national holiday. Victoria Day.
Victoria Day, colloquially known as May Two-four, May Long, or May Run, is a Canadian holiday celebrated on the last Monday before or on 24 May, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday. It has been marked since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign's actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated across the country on a fixed date and in various fashions, also being considered an informal mark of the beginning of the summer season. As a federal holiday, Victoria Day is a holiday for Quebec; however, the government of Quebec in 2003 made 24 May concurrently National Patriots' Day (Wikipedia).
May 2-4 is the unoffical start of the summer season here where people often go camping or go up north to open their cottages for the year. For those of us who opt to stay in the city/suburbs, it is an opportune time to get together with friends and have parties. This is exactly where I was saturday night. I had a couple close friends over and we played rock band for xbox until the wee hours of the morning.
Today I'm taking it easy and relaxing. I have a fantastic bread pudding recipe I may make later :)
Happy Victoria Day to any fellow Canadians out there who are also enjoying a stat holiday today!