Imperium Day

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Imperium Day
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Observed byEmpire of Austenasia
TypeNational holiday
SignificanceAnniversary of the recognition of the imperial rank of the Austenasian Monarchy
CelebrationsThe granting of honours by the Monarch
Date4 June

Imperium Day is a public holiday in the Empire of Austenasia, celebrated on 4 June. The holiday celebrates the anniversary of the recognition of the imperial rank of the Austenasian Throne by the then Emperor Sebastian I of the briefly revived German Empire in 2011.

The holiday was established on 14 January 2014 by the Public Holidays Act 2014, and first celebrated later that year.

The holiday has been celebrated seven times since its creation; however, three of these occasions have been marred by other events. In 2014, the holiday took place immediately after the invasion of New South Scotland by Zealandia; in 2016, it coincided with the resignation of Countess Eritoshi from politics; and in 2017, it took place the day after a terrorist attack in London, mere miles from Wrythe.

Emperor Jonathan I has used the holiday as an occasion for imperial foundations, creating the Imperial Library in 2015 and the Imperial Numismatic Museum in 2018, both in Wrythe. The holiday has also seen the granting of honours, with the Emperor making appointments to his Privy Council in 2015, and in 2017 publishing an honours list of the size usually reserved for Independence Day; a smaller honours list was also published in 2019.