King's Birthday (Tuvalu)

King's Birthday is a public holiday in Tuvalu, and it is observed on the second Saturday in June each year. The holiday is to celebrate the birthday of the monarch, however, the date is the King's official birthday, which may not be the monarch's actual birthday.

Tuvalu, previously known as the Ellice Islands, is an island country located in the Pacific Ocean. People began to inhabit the islands about 3000 years ago. Tuvalu became a British protectorate in 1892, and then part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony from 1916 to 1975. On October 1, 1978, Tuvalu gained its independence as a sovereign state within the Commonwealth realm.

King's Birthday celebration first started in 1788 marking the birthday of the King of Great Britain, and it was observed on the actual birthday in the beginning and changed to the second Monday in June in 1936 after King George V died. However, the celebration day was observed on different days in different countries and Tuvalu celebrates Queen's Birthday on the second Saturday in June. The holiday was celebrated as the Queen's birthday until 2022 and switched back to the King's birthday in 2023.

The following is the list of Queen's Birthday in Tuvalu from 2022 to 2026.

Queen's BirthdayJun 11, 2022Saturday
King's birthdayJun 10, 2023Saturday
King's birthdayJun 08, 2024Saturday
King's birthdayJun 14, 2025Saturday
King's birthdayJun 13, 2026Saturday

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