The Weekend is Here....
It’s a long weekend in Canada. The technical name of the holiday is Victoria Day, which is in celebrated in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday…I think. I’m not a diehard Canadian, so my perception of actual facts might be slightly skewed.
Anyhow, for the less refined, you can refer to it as May 2-4 (as in a case of beer – 24 bottles or cans). Pay attention - this is a fact you should file away for that day when Trivial Pursuit once again becomes a craze.
May 24th is the unofficial start to summer here in Canada – cottagers head “up north” to open up their cottages for the season, boaters take to the Great Lakes, gardeners believe the risk of frost has passed start planting their gardens, campers will schlep their camping gear and pitch their tents for first camping excursion of the season and with all that - beer season officially arrives.
Now, before you get concerned for my well being, rest assured that beer season never actually ends in Canada, it’s just not “officially” recognized until May 2-4.
Grab a lawn chair, sit back, relax and have a beer. It’s on me. Let’s have a toast to a long deceased Queen and her birthday. Apologies to my American friends - you will have to settle for that mediocre beer brewed south of the 49th parallel.
Happy May 2-4!! Party at the cottage eh?