King's Birthday (Australia)

King's Birthday is a public holiday in the state of New South Wales, Australia, and it is observed on the second Monday in June.

King's Birthday was celebrated as Queen's Birthday before 2023, and it is to celebrate the birthday of the monarch. However, the date is not the monarch's actual birthday. Queen's Birthday celebration first started in 1788 on the birthday of the King of Great Britain. People celebrated the holiday on the actual birthday in the beginning and changed it to the second Monday in June 1936 in the United Kingdom after King George V died. However, people in other countries and regions have been celebrating this holiday on different days.

Queen's Birthday was changed back to King's Birthday in New South Wales in October 2022. The holiday is an important recognition of the new monarch, King Charles III, who became the King of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.

The following is the list of King's Birthday in the next five years

HolidayDateWeekday
Queen's BirthdayJun 13, 2022Monday
King's BirthdayJun 12, 2023Monday
King's BirthdayJun 10, 2024Monday
King's BirthdayJun 09, 2025Monday
King's BirthdayJun 08, 2026Monday

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