Canada in May is a time for a special Mother's Day, Ottawa Tulip Festival, Lilly of the Valley, Arcade Fire "Month of May", Queen Victoria's Birthday and May 24 weekend,
May 1: Tuesday is May Day: A traditional spring festival day, and International Worker's Day
May 1: Start to Canada Museum Month
May 3-20: Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa-Canada's Capital, Book Ottawa Hotel's
May 12: Mother's Day. See Mother's Day History, Mother's Day Weekend
May 18: National Museum Day in Canada also International Museum Day.
May 20: Victoria Day. Victoria Day Long Weekend-Fire Cracker Day-May 24 Weekend.
Unofficial start ot Canadian Summer. See May 24 Weekend Canada
Canada Historical May Days & Dates
May 1: May Day is celebrated by the labour movement. History of May Day.
May 2, 1670 -- King Charles II of England signs the charter incorporating the Hudson's Bay trading company. See Hudson Bay Company
May 10: 1534 Jacques Cartier sees Cape Bonivista (Newfoundland-Labrador. Later he claims Canada (Kanata) for France.
May 16.1853: The first train in Ontario runs between Toronto and Aurora on the Ontario Simcoe and Huron Railroad Union Company. See Railroad History
May 18, 1785: The first United Empire Loyalists, known to American Patriots as Tories, arrive in Canada to take refuge under the British crown in Parrtown, Saint John, Nova Scotia (now New Brunswick), Canada. See Canada History.
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