King's Birthday in New Zealand in 2023

King's Birthday in New Zealand in 2023
King Charles III. Image by Dan Marsh , via Flickr
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2024 New Zealand Mon, Jun 3 National Holiday
2023 New Zealand Mon, Jun 5 National Holiday

Celebrates the birthday of King Charles III on the first Monday in June.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) confirmed on Friday that the timing of the holiday weekend in June, formerly known as Queen’s Birthday, will remain the same.

“But it will be known as King’s Birthday weekend,” said a DPMC spokesperson.

The sovereign's birthday has been officially celebrated since 1748. It is a tradition that if a British monarch has a birthday that doesn't fall in the UK summer months, they can have a second official birthday.

King Charles III was born on November 14th 1948 in Buckingham Palace. He ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday September 8th 2022.

This is because having a summer birthday means a higher chance of good weather during the Trooping the Colour parade for the monarch's birthday.

The King is the monarch of 15 countries, the United Kingdom and 14 commonwealth realms.

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