CANADIAN MAY TWO-FOUR
YA BABY!!!!VICTORY DAY WEEKEND
In celebration of MAY 2-4...I'll leave you with this classic Canadian rock band to party on the ends of all those cottage lakeside docks this weekend.
THE BEST OF BTO
is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday before or on May 24 in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday. While Victoria Day is often thought of as a purely Canadian event, it is also celebrated in some parts of Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh and Dundee, where it is also a public holiday.
In Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and some other parts of Canada, this holiday weekend is also known as "May Two-Four". Two-four is Canadian slang for a case of 24 bottles of beer, the most common packaging of Canadian beer. This weekend can also mark the beginning of the cottage season with cottagers making their first visits to check and clean their properties.
The rock band Rush referred to Victoria Day celebrations in their song "Lakeside Park" when they sang of gathering at the park and watching a fireworks display.
Traditionally, people celebrate the long weekend by camping, but the unpredictable nature of Canada's spring can bring bad weather such as rain, fog, or even snow. But that won't stop the party in Canada.
Posted by wino at Thursday, May 17, 2007