Or the end of it, anyway. We call this long weekend the May Two Four after the Canadians who head to the beer store and buy a two four to celebrate a weekend which is the start of something or other. They then drink said two four and head out onto the highways, where they continue the celebrations by having a pickup game of "Smash -up Derby". Some people also head to the cottage for the first time of the year, others, like me, lacking a cottage, take advantage and plant their garden now that the likelihood of frost has diminished.
My reflection of the day on gardening: Why on earth is this weed called Creeping Charlie?
Some people still insist in calling the day Victoria Day, and spend the day having a party in honour of a woman who was not amused. A traditional greeting for this day is "Up the Queen!", but since no one really specifies up her what, it seems rather rude. So happy day, everyone.