Even though New Zealand is almost a republic, we still celebrate the Birthday of the Reigning Sovereign.
Of course, as a Yank, I was taught to oppose the idea of monarchy.
I’m also opposed to winter, which officially begins today.
Oh, well. Any excuse for a long weekend.
The Queen's real birthday is in April.
I think there may be quite a lot of Kiwis, not to mention Brits, who would take issue with the remark that NZ is "nearly a republic".
But what's most curious about the Queen's birthday, is that it's not a holiday in the UK.
I am so busted. My political views are coming out on my blog again. I want NZ to become a republic. And I'm in the minority. As usual.
It IS weird about it not being a holiday in the UK, isn't it?
It felt really odd to be celebrating the Queens birthday even as a Brit. Any excuse for a holiday is a good idea though.
It hadn't even occurred to me that the Queens head appeared on the money here until you posted that photo (shows how observant I am!). I guess that a bit odd too.
thanks for stopping by my NZ Winter post, I am glad you liekd it lol!
regarding this NZ Republic thing, check this post I wrote a while back about Monarchy Vs Republic, you might like it
Monarchy Vs Republic
All the best and I will put another wooly jumper on!
It is weird about the Quenn's birthday holiday, isn't it? Australia gets a holiday too, but a week later!
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