Tristan da Cunha Queen's Day
The annual Queen's Day public holiday features various activities to celebrate the Queen's birthday. now held in February or March to enable a produce show to be held in the austral late Summer/Early Autumn.

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Queen's Day Tradition

The Tristan da Cunha community is proud of its British heritage.

Tristan homes commonly feature portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the annual Queen's Day public holiday is always a special event with a range of activities to celebrate the Queen's birthday.

The Tristan da Cunha Queen's Day is now held in February or March to enable a produce show to be held in the austral late Summer / Early Autumn. It features a loyal toast to Her Majesty at the evening Reception.

Queen's Day 2018

Report from Shirley Squibb and photos by Dawn Repetto

On Sunday 12th March 2018, we celebrated Queen's Day, which this year coincided with Commonwealth Day, so the Commonwealth flag was flown with Tristan's flag. The day began a bit dull, but by midday the sun was shining.

Children enjoyed the face painting.

Children enjoyed the face painting.

Children's Potato and Spoon Race. Women's Race.
Children's Potato and Spoon Race. Women's Race.
Men's Wheelbarrow Race.

The Day's Programme

06.30 Fishing Competition for adults and children age 5-16yrs
09.30-11.00 Competition exhibits/entries assembled at St Mary's School:
 
  • Traditional Tristan Snizlens
  • Best Chocolate Cake
  • Knitted Garments Competition
  • Art Competition
  • Vegetables/pot plants/wild flowers
12.00 Judging took place
1.00pm Events held at St. Mary's School and American Fence:
 
  • Throw the welly (men and women)
  • Target Golf Competition
  • Coin in the Bucket (Children only)
  • Soak the Officials
  • Wheel barrow race and Chilli Competition
  • Race in the American Fence (men & women)
  • Design and build your own Rocket, ages 5-55yrs
  • Dart Competition
  • Face Painting for Children
  • Accuracy Casting
  • Variety of Children's activities - St Mary's School
  • Football Rounder's
5.00pm Administrator and Mrs Burns held a reception, raffle, children's lucky dip and presentation of prizes at the Residency.
Men's Wheelbarrow Race.
Soak the Officials.
Soak the Officials.
Reception at the Residency.
Reception and presentation of prizes at the Residency.
Flower Arrangement. Knitted garments. 
Flower Arrangement. Knitted garments.

Heaviest Potato and Strangest Shaped Potato Competitions.

Heaviest Potato and Strangest Shaped Potato Competitions