Also known as the King’s Birthday Weekend. A convention to give a public holiday.
It came a few days after a public holiday declared in remembrance of the late Queen and swept all public service and private business away – save that of gimcrack festivals and pubs. And you paid a lot extra to be publicly holidayed at the boozer. Note that the EFTPOS machines failed at the annual agricultural exhibition and funfair after it was touted as a ” cashless show “. I expect the language would have been agricultural…
I was stuck home with a faulty motor car so my wallet was safe from any surcharge – but the fact that I am retired and EVERY day is a holiday means I miss out on any special joy when it is general to the populace. Even if the car were going, it is wise not to go…the roads are horrendous.
The weird part is it was not even the chap’s actual birthday – just an administrative pretence that will be moved around different states and territories. So it was no good turning up at Buckingham Palace with a plate and fork and asking to be directed to the cake.