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May 24, 1902 - The first Victoria Day was observed throughout Canada. PM Wilfred Laurier designated the holiday to fall on the birthday of Queen Victoria.

Sir Wilfred Laurier - Seventh Prime Minister of Canada

" Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future; let them look to the land of their ancestors, but let them look also to the land of their children."

**Photo Credit Compliance

Flickr: Victoria Day Fireworks, Ashbridges Bay,Toronto - 2006 by John Vetterli | Creative Commons

Wikipedia: Victoria with her spaniel Dash, 1833 Painting by George Hayter