Queen's Birthday | Long Weekend Guide

Queen's Birthday | Long Weekend Guide

The 2015 Queen's Birthday Long Weekend is from Saturday 11th to Monday 13 June 2016.

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 and in 2015, the Queen's Birthday in Melbourne will be held over the weekend June 11 to 13.

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 'monarch's 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 - in 2015, Monday 28 September and in 2016, Monday 26 September.

Queens Birthday Weekend Guide

Melbourne What's Open | Queen's Birthday Weekend -

Melbourne Queens Birthday Calendar - events taking place over the long weekend.

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