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From: terry garland <>
Subject: Re: May 24th spec.day
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 19:49:49 +0100
I know this thread is getting a bit away from genealogy but there are a
number of problems which need sorting out. When I first saw the references
to The Queen my first thought was her 'official' Birthday, but that is in
June (I can't find the exact date for the UK) but that gets even more
confusing because NZ and Oz celebrate Queen's Day at different dates (some
I think in September).
Dates I can give (for UK at least!) are:
Commonwealth day is the second Monday in March (not 24 May!) 9 March 1998
Queen's official birthday (I think it was her father's actual birthday?)
when the Trooping of the Colour ceremony takes place is early June. Her
actual birthday is 21 April.
One the postings got the reference to 24 May correct. It was the birthdate
in 1819 of Queen Victoria. As far as I am aware this is not observed in the
UK now although it is confused by the Spring Bank Holiday which usually
falls close to that date having been 'separated' from Whitsun to avoid its
moving around the calendar although this year it was the 'correct' weekend.
Judging by the variations in 'Queens Day' in NZ and Oz it may be that
Commonwealth Day varies. I am sure someone will be able to pull all the
in Wivenhoe, nr.Colchester, Essex.
BARTON in Colchester and Tendring Peninsular
GARLAND in South London (Camberwell in 1800's)
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