Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth The second , turns 85 today 21st April 2011.
This no doubt will confuse many colonials who celebrate her birthday at umpteen other dates..
My local Bank The 'St George Bank', were confused a couple of years back when I sent them a "Happy St Georges day" greeting on April 23rd.....St George being the patron Saint of England.
Tomorrow is good Friday. Among other things like hot cross buns and the pubs closing early, it is a time when Fishmongers increase their prices by one hundred per cent.
Saturday will be when the more Pius people (with lots of loot)will deem it suitable to attend the Royal Easter show in Sydney.
Easter Monday the 25th April will coincide with ANZAC Day. Australia and New Zealand Equivalent to that of The U/K's Remembrance Day (nearest Sunday to Nov 11,) and Americas Memorial day, The last Monday in May,?
Up to now I have no plans for Anzac Day, It seems most of my remaining five - older associates, older than my 84.75 years are far too wobbly to attend the ceremonies and that which follows, A twelve hour traditional booze up and its consequential results. However, Tuesday will be a public holiday, no specific title but temporarily, we could refer to it as recovery day.
Happy Easter Everyone....from Rosemary Myself and Family.... Back soon.