Monday 6 June is a public holiday on which New Zealand celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. 21 April was her actual birthday and she turned 90 (she was born in 1926).
Queen Elizabeth II has visited Christchurch numerous times during her reign, including visits in 1954, 1963, and for the 1974 Commonwealth Games held at her namesake sporting venue, Queen Elizabeth II Park, often referred to as QEII.
Read more –
- Our page on the Queen’s Birthday holiday [kids].
- Search for Queen Elizabeth II in our collection.
- The Queen’s page on the official website of the British Monarchy.
- Queen’s Birthday honours are traditionally bestowed over the long weekend.
All our libraries are closed on Monday 6 June 2016.