Queen’s Birthday has arrived, which for many of us marks the official start to Winter. It’s also our last long weekend for a while, so we’re sure everyone will make the most of it! To help you out, we thought we would let you know where some of the great sales are on over the weekend. So if you’ve been waiting for that certain item to go on sale, now is a better time than any to check. Don’t forget we can help you with your delivery requirements as we’re open all weekend!
Scroll down to find our top sale picks or if you want to find out why we celebrate the Queen’s Birthday when it’s not actually her birthday then read on…
Where are the sales? – Don’t forget we’re open all weekend 7am to 7pm!
- BIGSAVE – click here to shop now
2. HARVEY NORMAN – (ENDS MONDAY!) – click here to shop now
3. FREEDOM FURNITURE – click here to shop now
4. SMITHS CITY – click here to shop now
5. HUNTER FURNITURE – click here to shop now
6. NOEL LEEMING – click here to shop now
Do you know the origins of Queen’s Birthday and why we celebrate it when we do?
Queen Elizabeth ll was actually born on 21 April in 1926.
The day that we publicly celebrate her birthday is part of a tradition which started more than 250 years ago by King George II. Since then, the date of the King or Queen’s birthday has been determined throughout the British Empire. Early British monarchs simply did not want national celebrations for their birthdays spoiled by the freezing cold. So, official birthday celebrations were simply moved to the early northern summer. For many Kiwis, the Queen’s Birthday represents the last long weekend before we all batten down the hatches for winter.
So there you have it! If you’re ever on a game show and you’re asked a question about the origins of Queen’s Birthday, we hope you say a quiet thank you to Smart Express!
We hope you found our Queen’s Birthday Sales helpful!
And finally, the entire Smart Express team wish you a wonderful long weekend! And if you find yourself needing a van or truck to get your purchases home, then you know who to call.
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