As the lone Canadian in the Romance Writers Weekly group, sometimes the blog topics don’t quite line up with my calendar. This week is a case in point…
Memorial Day Weekend is coming up. What traditions do you and your family have? Will you start any new ones?
In Canada, we do have a long weekend in May, but it is the third weekend of the month. For you non-Canadians, it’s called Victoria Day, and was originally intended to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria, the longest reigning monarch (at the time – Queen Elizabeth II has her beat by several years, now). It has morphed into the unofficial start of summer, with many Canadian heading out camping for the first time of the year. Where I live, it's also the weekend when it is generally accepted to be safe to leave bedding plants and such outside without danger of frost!
Back to camping, though. We followed that tradition for several years when our children were young. Now that we are quasi-retired, we postpone that first trip until the Tuesday after the long weekend to avoid the crowds. This year is no exception…as you read this, we should be on the road to a favourite spot, ready for six days of campfires, canoe rides, and cookouts.
What about you? Is there a May long weekend where you live? And if so, how do you celebrate it?
Leave me a comment below, then hop over to PG Forte to find out what her Memorial Day weekend plans are.