I’m all for making the most of holidays and any special occasion, so here’s a list for fellow Canadians who are looking to have a fun and fantastic Victoria Day all on their own.
1. Treat Yourself Like A Queen
It is a royal holiday, after all. I’ve written a previous post on how to be a princess in everyday life, and the same guidelines apply here. Although it’s up to you to inject your own interpretation of the difference between being a queen and a princess. Power over your own life may be a key aspect there, and you should take the time to exercise it every once in while – give it a try this May Two Four. Make an escape; do whatever you want to do, without your regal posse.
2. Welcome The Summer Season
Many Canadians view the long weekend as the unofficial start to summer. So spend the day in the sun (or hopefully not, rain) photographing or simply enjoying the gorgeous return of foliage and blooms around you. Breathe in that summer air and kick off the season with an open heart to nature.
But don’t forget some SPF and your favourite pair of sunnies.
3. Take A Daycation
With plenty of community activities going on to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday, get out of the house (or even your town) and explore all the great festivals and attractions to be found. Stop to catch a band playing at the park, then move on to face painting, every kind of food stand, walks by the lake, beer gardens, you name it! Just keep going. No money is required either, you can enjoy all these activities simply by observing if you wish.
4. Make A Date With Fireworks
No matter where you are or who you’re with, you can always enjoy fireworks. Most of us are capable of watching them from our bedroom window, and others prefer to be closer to the action, laying atop a blanket on the grass. Either way, dazzle your eyes and make a wish! I like to listen to music while watching fireworks as the loud sounds upset me. But you do you – whatever you can do to fully enjoy the spectacle and make it a special night.
5. Appreciate Every Moment
Similar to my post on spring break, the most important part of making the most out of your holiday is acknowledging every second that passes by. The idea of ‘no work’ or ‘no school’ should be coursing through your veins, when an activity is completed you should thirst after the next one. This discourages you from wasting any of your precious time off, although it’s absolutely up to you to decide what you honestly consider to be a waste of time and time well spent. I usually say if it’s memorable, it was worth it.
I hope everyone has a fabulous May Two Four weekend this year, and a Happy Victoria Day!