It was Queen Pirouette’s birthday and as such, it was a national holiday. Great rejoicing spread across the land. After a day of outdoor concerts, parades and fireworks were all on the menu of celebration. At dusk, just before the fireworks display, Her Majesty appeared on the balcony. Her chief lady-in-waiting held an umbrella over her head. The assembled crowds went mad with ecstasy as she waved at them, signaling her approval for their efforts on this, her special day.