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ASX Index Trading Hours for Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

09 June 2016

Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays? The date of her birth is 21 April but her official birthday is on a Saturday in June every year. Read below to find out why.

First thing to know is that it will affect the trading times of our Australia (ASX) index.

Holiday Schedule - Queen's Birthday
(13th of June 2016) - times GMT

Product Close Re-open
Australia ASX 06:30 Friday 07:10 Monday (10/06)

The tradition of celebrating their birthday on another day is a royal tradition that goes back for generations all the way to 1748 for King George II’s birthday. The reason is because of the unreliable British weather and the wish to hold the grand royal birthday parade in summer.

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