Queen's Birthday Long Weekend Guide 2018


Queen's Birthday Long Weekend Guide 2018

The 2018 Queen's Birthday Long Weekend is from Saturday 9 to Monday 11 June 2018.

This guide includes special events taking place over the long weekend. The public holiday on the Monday means you have 3 whole days to play, explore, socialise, relax and generally do whatever you please.

Queen's Birthday is a public holiday in Australia, as we are a member of the Commonwealth of Nations with the monarch of the United Kingdom being head of state. Queen Elizabeth is the reigning Queen of the Commonwealth.

The Queen's Birthday is a public holiday celebrated in most states and territories on the second Monday in June, making for a much-looked-forward-to June long weekend. In Western Australia, the governor proclaims the holiday either at the end of September or the beginning of October each year because the June public holiday is relegated to Western Australia Day (formerly Foundation Day). In South Australia, the Queen's Birthday holiday is also called Volunteers Day.

Queen's Birthday


Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on the 21st April 1926, is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, head of the Commonwealth of Nations, Supreme Governor of the Church of England and Defender of the Faith.

Queen's Birthday in June


Why do we celebrate in June, when the Queen's birthday is in April?

Australia has been celebrating the monarchs birthday since 1788 when Governor Arthur Phillip declared a holiday to mark the birthday of the King of Great Britain. The monarch at the time was King George III (1760 - 1820) was born on the 4th June 1738. Until 1936 it was held on the actual birthday of the Monarch, but after the death of George V it was decided to keep it on the 2nd Monday in June.
Source: wikipedia.org

And to one young reader, no, not Freddie Mercury's birthday, or anything to do with the rock group QUEEN, it is Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth.

2nd Monday in June


The celebration of the Queen's Birthday falls on the second Monday in June in all states except for Western Australia and Queensland.

2017
12 Jun Mon Queen's Birthday National except QLD & WA
25 Sep Mon Queen's Birthday WA
2 Oct Mon Queen's Birthday QLD

2018
11 Jun Mon Queen's Birthday National except QLD & WA
24 Sep Mon Queen's Birthday WA
1 Oct Mon Queen's Birthday QLD


When

From: Saturday 9th of June 2018  To  Monday 11th of June 2018



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