The passing of Queen Elizabeth II will be honored in Australia with a national day of mourning on September 22, according to an announcement made by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
On September 22 there will be a public holiday for the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen.
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) September 10, 2022
He stated that the official proclamation of the “National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen” would take place on this particular day.
The public holiday will be a one-time occurrence in 2022 so that Australians can pay their respects to those who have passed away.
“I have urged Premiers and Chief Ministers that Thursday, September 22, 2022 be designated a National Public Holiday in honour of the life and service of our late Queen,” Albanese said.
“It would be a fitting way to pay tribute to the contributions she made to our country.”
“Over the course of the following weeks, Australia will continue to pay tribute to our late Queen.
“I ask all Australians, no matter where you are or what you are doing, to pause for a moment and think about the incredible life of service that Her Majesty has led,”
A National Memorial Service will be conducted in the Great Hall of the Australian Parliament House in Canberra at eleven in the morning, and it will begin with a minute of silence. The service will last for two hours.
Every state will be providing live coverage of the event.
The funeral for the Queen will be held on Monday, September 19, at 11 a.m. local time, which is equivalent to 8 p.m. AEST that evening.
A public ceremony will take place in Sydney on Sunday afternoon to swear in the newly crowned King Charles III, who was announced to be taking the throne earlier this week.