Victoria Day

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179623

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Description

Victoria Day is celebrated across Canada on the third Monday of May. It is a federal statutory holiday in honor of the birthday of England's Queen Victoria. It is informally considered the beginning of the summer season in Canada. Readers will learn about the importance of the first sovereign of confederated Canada, as well as Empire Day, celebrated in Britain.

Reading Level
Lexile
NC950L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
M
ATOS
5.2
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Holidays & Festivals
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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