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official birthday

noun

  • (in UK) See examples: the Queen's official birthday
    (día elegido para la celebración oficial del cumpleaños de la Reina)
    Example sentences
    • While the service rounds off a weekend of celebrations, the main focus of public commemorations for the sovereign's birthday will be in June, around her official birthday.
    • The Queen thus has three birthdays: her actual birthday, her official birthday, and her official birthday in Western Australia.
    • As well as marking her official birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour on June 17, the Queen will attend a St Paul's Cathedral service on June 15.

Cultural Note: Official Birthday

Es el segundo sábado de junio, día en que se celebra el cumpleaños del monarca inglés, aunque no es el día de su nacimiento. Se conmemora con Trooping the Colour, un desfile militar ante el monarca, y con la publicación de una Honours List, los Birthday Honours.

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