Yesterday just happened to be the day on which Buddhists traditionally celebrate Saka Dawa, the anniversary of the Buddha's enlightenment. I'm sure the ghost of Queen Victoria thrilled to the sight of all her Canadian Buddhist subjects lighting candles, burning incense and filling the sky with fireworks.
"For us? Oh my children, thank you, thank you. You are loyal and sweet and we shall not forget you. Now excuse us while we go to see if Prince Albert is still in his can..."