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Victoria Day Weekend!

Posted on May 19, 2017 by Bruce MacNaughton

Warm Weekend Wishes!

Ahhh. Victoria Day Weekend. A uniquely Canadian holiday that celebrates the May 24, 1819, birth of Queen Victoria.

This is one of those holidays that moves around each year, to the Monday closest to the date, giving us a long weekend to enjoy with family and friends.

In many parts of Canada, this is known as the “May Two-Four” weekend and is celebrated with a case of 24 bottles of beer. (How Canadian!)

However, not being a beer drinker myself, I prefer the more gentile Victoria Day tradition that has a warm place in the hearts of many Prince Edward Islanders: a picnic.

I think Shirley and I may pack-up a couple of lobster sandwiches, some iced tea and go for a drive on Monday. With so many beaches, parks, and green spaces around the Island, there’s certainly no shortage of places to enjoy a meal in nature. Who knows where we’ll end up!

This year is celebrating 150 years as a nation and our federal government has opened the gates on all national parks to visitors free of charge. 

I would love to hear about your Victoria Day Weekend traditions! Family BBQs? Lobster dinners? A spring walk on the beach?

It is contest time and this week we are offering readers an opportunity to win a Dunoon English Bone China Teapot. Enter Here 

25 Comments

Carol M

Posted on May 25, 2017

Yum love lobster! Usually go to the lake, but this year spent it at home which was ok because it rained all weekend.

Denise Vierich

Posted on May 23, 2017

Planting, finally!!!! Last frost date :)

Melissa Hughes

Posted on May 23, 2017

Visited beautiful PEI in 2003, hope to come back one day very soon. I’m so happy I found this blog and your store. Great contest too with the tea pot, thank you!

Paula Kirev

Posted on May 23, 2017

I enjoy your blogs. It’s just the funniest thing because your words really connect with me, almost as if I have written them myself! I’m wondering if there is some spiritual connection! I always intend to comment but just never have taken the time. Alas, when you say you are not a beer drinker, I felt compelled to type. :) Last summer, I missed our annual girl’s trip to PEI Preserve due to my illness. It was always my favourite trip of the year. I can’t explain the feeling I get when I visit, but there is something magical about the place. Perhaps i will get there in the summer for the raspberry pie. Until then, I will enjoy your blogs and pictures of your beautiful area. Have a great day!

Colleen

Posted on May 22, 2017

Off to the garden centre, my Victoria Day tradition. I can’t wait for the sight of colourful flowers on the patio and in the garden.

Marjorie Guindon

Posted on May 22, 2017

Happy Victoria Day. We’re having a relaxing weekend and like you lobster rolls on the menu ? Looking forward to our PEI family reunion in July and you can be sure PEI Preserves will be top of our list as places to visit. My favourite shop and restaurant in PEI! I always come come with some new treasure ?❤️

Marjorie Guindon

Posted on May 22, 2017

Happy Victoria Day. We’re having a relaxing weekend and like you lobster rolls on the menu ? Looking forward to our PEI family reunion in July and you can be sure PEI Preserves will be top of our list as places to visit. My favourite shop and restaurant in PEI! I always come come with some new treasure ?❤️

Tammi L.

Posted on May 21, 2017

We don’t have any traditions but I must say that picture makes me want to find a cabin!

Catherine Robichaud

Posted on May 21, 2017

We usually have our first bonfire this weekend and a family BBQ.

Josee B

Posted on May 21, 2017

Hoping to visit P.E.I. one day!! beautiful weekend to be outdoors over here in Victoria! Happy Victoria day, thank you for the contest!

Susan

Posted on May 21, 2017

would love to win the tpot, happy spring/summer love the sun.

Treen Goodwin

Posted on May 21, 2017

Happy Victoria weekend , looks and sound like a great time :) you had me at Lobster sandwiches , i’m not a beer drinker either , love spending it with family and friends having a bbq and playing yard yahtzee and a few cold ones :)

Carole D

Posted on May 21, 2017

I am not a drinker myself and we usually spend it enjoying great BBQ food all weekend, planting the seed in the garden and buying our flowers.

Robyn L

Posted on May 20, 2017

a BBQ in backyard and often times someone joining us.

Jean Smith

Posted on May 20, 2017

Love to visit your shop when on the Island.

Ron Walsh

Posted on May 20, 2017

Awesome picture

Pat Quillman

Posted on May 20, 2017

Sure wish I was there

Cody Pfoh

Posted on May 20, 2017

that looks just amazing

Cheryl

Posted on May 20, 2017

Love the ducky, enjoy your lobster.

Robyn Bellefleur

Posted on May 20, 2017

For our Victoria Day weekend, we have our first family bbq of the season, potluck style. And then we all go to Ashbridges beach for the fireworks.

Debbie Craft

Posted on May 20, 2017

We usually get fresh cut fries from our local chip truck after a long winter of closure!

Jo-Anne Pfoh

Posted on May 20, 2017

THIS LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING

Donna Maroulis

Posted on May 20, 2017

My Victoria Day weekend tradition is to celebrate my wedding anniversary on May 21st ! 39 years this year !

Janice Cournoyer

Posted on May 20, 2017

I just adore your tea Pots I would have a hard time choosing which one to buy.

Tracey

Posted on May 20, 2017

Our family celebrates with a neighbourhood street party including a BBQ and fireworks.

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