Queen's Birthday

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2020 Date8 June 2020
2021 Date14 June 2021
Queen's Birthday

Queen's Birthday History

Queen's Birthday celebrates the birthday of the current Australian monarch. As a constitutional monarchy, the current Queen of Australia and the other Commonwealth Realms is Queen Elizabeth II. Although Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April, the date of the birthday celebration was never changed after her grandfather, King George V, passed away in 1936. King George V was born on 3 June.

Queen's Birthday is celebrated in most Australian States (except Queensland and Western Australia) annually on the second Monday of June.

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Queen's Birthday Facts & Quotes

  • Australia is the 3rd most populous realm of the Commonwealth of Nations (after Canada and the UK).
  • Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne on 6 February 1952. She has now been Queen for 64 years.
  • On 21 April 2016, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday.
  • The Perth Agreement of 2011 amended royal succession laws which previously gave precedence to male heirs before females. Now, the line of succession is in birth order regardless of gender.
  • In this special year, as I dedicate myself anew to your service, I hope we will all be reminded of the power of togetherness and the convening strength of family, friendship and good neighbourliness ... I hope also that this Jubilee year will be a time to give thanks for the great advances that have been made since 1952 and to look forward to the future with clear head and warm heart - Queen Elizabeth II

Queen's Birthday Top Events and Things to Do

  • Head to Victoria for the start of the snow season. Traditionally, the Queen' Birthday long weekend marks the beginning of the snow season. Enjoy tubing and skiing with your family.
  • Watch a movie about the Australian royal family. Some of our suggestions: The Young Victoria (2009), The Madness of King George (1994), The King's Speech (2010) and Lady Jane (1986).
  • Spread awareness on social media by using hashtags #queensbirthday, #queenelizabethII, #australianroyals and #commonwealth.
  • Read a book about Australian history to gain a better understanding of the British colonisation that led to present day Australia's monarchy and the royal's birthday celebration. Some of our favourites include: Australia, A Time Line of History and The History of Australian Discovery and Colonisation.
  • Throw a birthday celebration for the Queen. Gather together with your friends and prepare a monarch's meal. Toast to the Queen and to Australia.

Queen's Birthday References and Related Sites

publicholidays.co.nz: Queen's Birthday

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