QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY (AUSTRALIA)
Quick Facts : Queen's Birthday (Australia)
- Date: Jun 12, 2017
- Also Called: Queen's Official Birthday
- Celebrations: Military Parades, Remembrance Service
Queen's Birthday also known as the Queen's Official Birthday celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The exact date of the Queen's Birthday varies from country to country. Most commonwealth countries celebrate Queen's Birthday as a public holiday. In Australia (except Western Australia), this day is celebrated on the second Monday of June. In Western Australia, It is on the month of September or October. In New Zealand, Queen's birthday is observed on the first Monday of June and in England it is on the first Saturday of June.
Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born on 21st April, 1926. After the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952 she became the queen and thereafter known as Queen Elizabeth II.
This day has been celebrated in Australia since 1788. Until 1936 this day was observed on the actual birthday of the Monarch of the Great Britain. After the death of King George V, it was decide to celebrate this day on the second Monday of June. Every year on this day Australian Post issues a Queen's Birthday stamp and recipients of the Order of Australia are also announced on this special day.