Happy Birthday ‘Queenie’!

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In Australia we have many special and great talents, but there is one in particular that is ‘tops’. It seems we can manage to find any occasion to throw a party, in a long weekend form, and celebrate what ever we feel is necessary to have that extra day added to our usual ‘Saturday and Sunday off’ routine. And this weekend, for the fifth time this year, we will yet again be able to happily head out on a Sunday night with no worries of heading to work hung-over Monday morning. Hooray!

This time the occasion to celebrate involves our lovely Monarch of the Commonwealth Realms, Queen Elizabeth II, and her not so actual 88th birthday! Since 1788 Australia has been celebrating the Sovereign’s birthday with Queen Elizabeth II, although born April 21, celebrated in Australia on the second Monday in June each year. While only standing at 5’3 ft, this beautifully elegant and influential English woman has been ‘Her Majesty the Queen’ since the mere age of 25 and one of the strongest women of all time.

And since the Queen has given us a day off for her birthday, it would be rude for us not to do anything over the weekend. Come on… Do it for ‘Queenie’! So how should we celebrate?

Here is a list of what’s happening in Sydney over the weekend…

Vivid Sydney – If you haven’t seen the endless amount of Instagram posts of the lights of Vivid, we don’t know where you have been! Check it out for yourself with this long-weekend wrapping up the unique annual event of light, music and ideas spectacularly illuminated on Sydney’s iconic architecture. http://www.vividsydney.com/

Sydney Film Festival – Sydney Film Festival is one of the world’s longest-running film festivals and includes features films, documentaries, short films and animation from around the world in venues across the city. http://www.sff.org.au/

Ivy Long weekend – If you’re looking to party then the Ivy on Sunday is the place to be! Joining this amazing triple international headline bill are over twenty local DJs and performers, its Sydney’s most-anticipated long weekend party! http://merivale.com.au/whats-on/event/ivy-long-weekend/

Glebe Markets – If the long weekend is about relaxing for you then head over to Glebe markets on Saturday where you’re always pretty certain to find some relaxing music playing, with people stretched out on the grass watching the world go by. The funny mix of factory seconds, emerging designer’s vintage fashion and second hand books and records creates that adorably inner-west ‘alternative’ vibe. http://www.glebemarkets.com.au

From all of us at WordStorm PR we hope you have a great long weekend!

Guest appearance/blog post by Renae Jolly

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