We all know that Queen’s Birthday is a public holiday and Independent Bin Supplies is also looking forward to the long weekend. But maybe there’s a few bits of trivia you may not know about this public holiday…
The Queen’s birthday is actually on 21 April (1926) but it is celebrated on different days across the commonwealth to fit in with their allocation of public holidays. New Zealand is one of the six largest of sixteen Commonwealth Realms within the Commonwealth of Nations, which was formerly known as the British Commonwealth.
There are some official events that occur on Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday and one of these events is the release of the Queen’s Birthday Honours’ List where the Queen makes appointments to the Order of New Zealand. This includes Orders, Orders of Merit, Dames, Knights, Companions, Officers and more. These appointments are usually based on a person’s services to the community or the nation.
The other special event of this public holiday is that it marks the official opening of the awesome ski season in New Zealand, something we are rather famous for. The ski fields are spectacular and have amazing terrains, wonderful scenery and many snow trails and admired resorts.
Very appropriately, and perhaps the pun was intended here, Queenstown, is situated on Lake Wakatipu which is at the foot of The Remarkables mountains, is one of the most well known ski destinations in the world. On this public holiday brings many people together for a wonderful winter holiday.
From the IBS Team,
Ian, Jack and Riley