The Queen’s Birthday in New Zealand

The Queen’s Birthday is:

Monday 5th June, 2017

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Further details about the Queen’s Birthday in New Zealand

This is a public holiday which occurs in NZ on the first Monday in June. When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1952, she was also proclaimed as “Queen of this Realm and all her other Realms” in New Zealand.

The political part of the holiday sees the Queen’s honours lists being released. This recognizes ones who have played significant roles in public services.

For most New Zealanders, this statutory holiday marks the start of the ski season and it’s a time when many enjoy the long weekend on the slopes of New Zealand’s mountains.