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Friday, May 24, 2013

Victoria Day Parade

The Victoria Day Parade took place on Monday the 20th of May although Queen Victoria's actual birthdate is today, May 24th. Her birthday and that of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth, are now celebrated annually on the last Monday before May 25th. Queen Elizabeth's actual birthday is April 21. She was born in 1926 and so celebrated her 87th birthday this year. She has been on the throne for 61 years, a reign for a British monarch only exceeded in duration by Queen Victoria, who ruled for 63 years.

As usual there was a large variety of parade participants - community groups, floats and local and visiting marching bands and many of the pipe bands who came for the Highland Games also marched in the parade. The red building in the background for most of these photos is Victoria's City Hall, a Canadian National Historic Site, built in 1890.


JoJo said...

I love the photos! Great action shot of the step dancers too.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots!

I can't recall Victoria Day parades in this part of the country.... there are festivities that go on, but in different ways.

Stephanie said...

I love this old building. I like how you are looking up at the building in this post as well as previous posts photos.