Getting a public holiday for the Queen’s birthday does seem fairly hypocritical. For starters it’s not her birthday, which is actually April 21. And though she is our figurehead on our currency, I doubt most Australians pay any real heed to her existence.
However, having rained on her parade, I would like to thank the Queen. Thanks. I greatly need a day off. And taking it off for my birthday just doesn’t seem to win work over.