English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

HOLIDAYS: Victoria Day (Canada)

Choose the best word(s) from the following list to complete each sentence: long, informally, commemorates, hold, referred to, birthday, province, buildings, penultimate.

1. Victoria Day is observed in Canada on the (= next to last) Monday in May.

2. It celebrates the of the late Queen Victoria of England, the exact date of which is May 24.

3. The holiday is ( = unoficially) considered by many to be the start of summer in Canada.

4. It is a federal holiday, but it isn't a paid public holiday in every .

5. In places where it is a paid holiday, many workers enjoy a ( = three-day) weekend.

6. Canada is the only country in the world that Queen Victoria with an official holiday.

7. Several Canadian cities ( = organize) parades on this day.

8. On this day, the Union Jack (Royal Union Flag) hangs alongside the Canadian flag on all federal across the country.

9. The holiday is colloquially ( = called) as "May Two Four" by many Canadians. This is a reference to both the date of Queen Victoria's birthday, and Canadian slang for a case of 24 beers (a "two-four").


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