Victoria Day Holiday – “We Are Not Amused” – Monday, May 22nd

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DGH community, we hope that everyone gets a chance to enjoy some downtime during the Victoria Day Holiday on Monday, May 22nd.  Enjoy the long weekend, students!

 

Of course, being the History person that I am (it is Mr. Parish writing this post), I would encourage you to take a moment to consider the person for whom the holiday is named – that being Queen Victoria.  Queen Victoria has a bit of a reputation for being a bit on the boring side.  She is often said to have uttered the famous phrase “We are not amused.”  However, she probably didn’t say this.  Moreover, Queen Victoria is reported to have had a great sense of humour!  She just did not show it in public because she did not want to make the monarchy seem frivolous.

 

Go on!  Don’t be fooled by the serious picture on this post.  Read a bit more about England’s 2nd longest serving monarch (Queen Elizabeth II recently surpassed Queen Victoria in this category).