Queen's Birthday | Long Weekend Guide

Queen's Birthday | Long Weekend Guide

The Queen's Birthday Long Weekend takes place annually on the 2nd Monday in June. The next long weekend in Melbourne is: Saturday 6th June 2015 To Monday 8th June 2015.

This guide is updated throughout the year to include as many events as we can find happening 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 6 to 8.

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.

Why do we celebrate the birthday in June, when the Queen's birthday is in April? Australia has been celebrating the monarch's birthday since 1788 (First Fleet), so maybe that's where the answer lies.

Sometime ago, a writer said, with everything happening in April like Easter and Anzac Day, the powers that be decided the birthday would be better suited to later in the year. Interestingly, King George III who was King in 1788 (1760 – 1820) was born on the 4th June 1738, so possibly the birthday commenced as a King's Birthday Weekend or a Monarch's Birthday.

Wikipedia


The day has been celebrated since 1788, when Governor Arthur Phillip declared a holiday to mark the birthday of the King of Great Britain. Until 1936 it was held on the actual birthday of the Monarch, but after the death of George V it was decided to keep the date on the second Monday in June.

The Queen's Birthday (or King's Birthday) is the selected day on which the birthday of the monarch of the Commonwealth realms is officially celebrated in those countries. The date varies as adopted by each Commonwealth country, but is generally around the end of May to the start of June, to coincide with a high probability of fine weather.
Source: wikipedia.org

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

2nd Monday in June


The celebration of the Queen’s Birthday generally falls on the second Monday in June (except for Western Australia - first Monday in October).

Queens Birthday Weekend Guide


--> Queens Birthday Events - events taking place over the long weekend.

--> Open Bars & Restaurants - Check out whats open over the weekend

--> A.F.L Clash at the M.C.G - Collingwood versus Melbourne.

--> See below for highlighted annual Queen's Birthday events


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