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King Charles III was born on 14th November in 1948, but his birthday celebrations are observed on various dates throughout the Commonwealth. In Aotearoa New Zealand, King's Birthday is observed on the First Monday in June, just as Queen's Birthday was prior to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022.
Official activities in Aotearoa New Zealand on this holiday weekend include the release of the King's Birthday Honours List, where New Zealand citizens who have performed notable services for their community or the nation are appointed to the Order of New Zealand. It also marks the official opening of the ski season.
King's Birthday is observed on the First Monday of June each year.