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Holiday Weekday Date
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar used in Australia and many other countries.
Tuesday January 1
Epiphany
Many people in countries such as Australia annually observe Epiphany on January 6.
Sunday January 6
Orthodox Christmas Day
Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Australia observe Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday January 7
Orthodox New Year
Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Australia celebrate New Year’s Day on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday January 14
Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is one of the four Jewish New Years.
Monday January 21
Australia Day
Australia Day is a day of celebrations for Australians. It is celebrated on January 26 each year.
Saturday January 26
Australia Day observed
Australia Day is a day of celebrations for Australians. It is celebrated on January 26 each year.
Monday January 28
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Tuesday February 5
Royal Hobart Regatta
The Royal Hobart Regatta is an annual public holiday in southern Tasmania, Australia, on the second Monday in February.
Monday February 11
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day, which is annually held on February 14, is one of the most romantic days in the year for many people in countries such as Australia.
Thursday February 14
Labour Day
Labour Day in Australia celebrates workers’ role in contributing towards the nation’s economy. It is an annual public holiday but its date varies across the states and territories.
Monday October 7
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of the Lent period for many Christians in Australia.
Tuesday March 5
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in for many Christians in Australia.
Wednesday March 6
Eight Hours Day
Labour Day in Australia celebrates workers’ role in contributing towards the nation’s economy. It is an annual public holiday but its date varies across the states and territories.
Monday March 11
Adelaide Cup
Adelaide Cup is a state holiday and a horse racing event in South Australia.
Monday March 11
Canberra Day
Canberra Day is a public holiday that celebrates Canberra’s official founding in the Australian Capital Territory.
Monday March 11
St Patrick's Day
St Patrick’s Day is a popular observance in Australia to honor Irish culture and commemorate one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick.
Sunday March 17
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Purim
Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
Thursday March 21
Harmony Day
Harmony Day is a national observance that celebrates Australia’s cultural, linguistic and religious diversity on March 21 every year.
Thursday March 21
National Close the Gap Day
Thursday March 21
Isra and Mi'raj
Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night when the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
Wednesday April 3
Daylight Saving Time ends
Saturday April 6
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday in Australia celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday
Many Christians in the Australia celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
Thursday April 18
Good Friday
Good Friday is two days before Easter Sunday and is a national holiday in Australia.
Friday April 19
First day of Passover
Passover is a Jewish observance of the liberation from slavery and the Israelites' exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Saturday April 20
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and is a public holiday in some states and the two territories in Australia.
Saturday April 20
Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
Sunday April 21
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a nationwide holiday in Australia.
Monday April 22
Easter Tuesday
Easter Tuesday is a public holiday in the Australian state of Tasmania.
Tuesday April 23
ANZAC Day
ANZAC Day is the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey during in World War I.
Thursday April 25
Orthodox Good Friday
Many Orthodox Christians in Australia remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday.
Friday April 26
Last day of Passover
The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.
Saturday April 27
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Many Orthodox Christians in Australia remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Saturday April 27
Orthodox Easter
Many Orthodox Christians in Australia celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha.
Sunday April 28
Orthodox Easter Monday
Many Orthodox churches in Australia observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
Monday April 29
Yom HaShoah
Yom Hashoah remembers the lives and sacrifices of about six million Holocaust victims who died during World War II. This observance is annually held on the 27th day of the month of Nisan.
Thursday May 2
Ramadan Start
Many Muslims in Australia welcome Ramadan as period of fasting, self-evaluation and spiritual growth. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Monday May 6
May Day
Labour Day in Australia celebrates workers’ role in contributing towards the nation’s economy. It is an annual public holiday but its date varies across the states and territories.
Monday May 6
Yom HaAtzmaut
Many Jewish communities in Australia celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut, which is Israel’s Independence Day, on the fifth day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Thursday May 9
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is celebrated in Australia on the second Sunday of May each year.
Sunday May 12
Lag B'Omer
Many Jewish Australians observe Lag B’Omer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Thursday May 23
National Sorry Day
National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance that acknowledges the impact of Australia’s Stolen Generations.
Sunday May 26
Reconciliation Day
Reconciliation Day is a state holiday in the Australian Capital Territory.
Monday May 27
Ascension Day
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
Thursday May 30
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Laylat al-Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
Friday May 31
Western Australia Day
Foundation Day is a public holiday in the state of Western Australia to commemorate the founding of the first British colony in the state.
Monday June 3
Eid ul Fitr
Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Wednesday June 5
Queensland Day
Queenslanders commemorate their state’s birthday on Queensland Day in Australia.
Thursday June 6
Pentecost
Many Christians in Australia observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Sunday June 9
Shavuot
Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals celebrated among many Jewish Australians.
Sunday June 9
Whit Monday
Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Monday June 10
Queen's Birthday
Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Monday October 7
Trinity Sunday
Many churches in Australia observe Trinity Sunday, a Christian feast that occurs on the first Sunday after Pentecost.
Sunday June 16
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
Thursday June 20
June Solstice
Friday June 21
First Day of NAIDOC Week
Sunday July 7
New South Wales Bank Holiday
The New South Wales Bank Holiday falls on the first Monday of August.
Monday August 5
Northern Territory Picnic Day
Picnic Day is a public holiday annually held in Australia’s Northern Territory on the first Monday of August.
Monday August 5
Tisha B'Av
Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Sunday August 11
Eid ul Adha
Many Muslims in Australia celebrate Eid al- Adha around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Monday August 12
Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day is usually held in Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland, Australia, on the second or third Wednesday in August.
Wednesday August 14
Assumption of Mary
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is an annual Christian observance in Australia held on August 15. It is considered a Holy Day of Obligation - a day when some Christian denominations are obliged to attend mass.
Thursday August 15
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Sunday September 1
Father's Day
Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives.
Sunday September 1
September Equinox
Monday September 23
AFL Grand Final Friday
Friday September 27
Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashana, also spelled Rosh Hashanah, is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. The event begins on the first day of Tishrei (or Tishri), which is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar.
Monday September 30
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Many churches in Australia celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi to honor St Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, on October 4 each year.
Friday October 4
Daylight Saving Time starts
Saturday October 5
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is an important Jewish holiday that falls on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar.
Wednesday October 9
First day of Sukkot
The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival for Jewish communities in Australia.
Monday October 14
Hoshana Rabbah
Many Jewish communities in Australia observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.
Sunday October 20
Shemini Atzeret
Shemini Atzeret (or Shmini Atzeret) is a Jewish holiday dedicated to the love of God, while Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) marks the end of Sukkot and celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Monday October 21
Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Tuesday October 22
Diwali/Deepavali
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Sunday October 27
Halloween
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in Australian communities on October 31 each year.
Thursday October 31
All Saints' Day
Many churches in Australia annually observe All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
Friday November 1
All Souls' Day
All Souls’ Day is observed among some Christians in Australia on November 2 each year.
Saturday November 2
Recreation Day
Recreation Day is annually celebrated in northern Tasmania, in Australia, on the first Monday of November.
Monday November 4
Melbourne Cup Day
Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s most celebrated horse racing event. It is an annual public holiday in the state of Victoria and is observed nationwide on the first Tuesday of November.
Tuesday November 5
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Eid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.
Sunday November 10
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day in Australia is annually observed on November 11 although it is not a public holiday. This event remembers those who died as a result of war, particularly from World War I onwards.
Monday November 11
First Sunday of Advent
Many Christians mark the First Sunday of Advent as the start of the Advent season leading up to Christmas.
Sunday December 1
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Some Christians, particularly those of Catholic faith, in Australia mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on or around December 8.
Sunday December 8
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
First Day of Hanukkah
The first day of Hanukkah is the start of the Hanukkah period, which lasts for 8 days, from the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the second day of Tevet in the Hebrew calendar.
Monday December 23
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve in Australia is annually celebrated on December 24, which is the day before Christmas Day.
Tuesday December 24
Christmas Day
Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, which is in the middle of summer in Australia.
Wednesday December 25
Boxing Day
December 26 is the Boxing Day holiday celebrated in Australia.
Thursday December 26
Proclamation Day
December 26 is the Boxing Day holiday celebrated in Australia.
Thursday December 26
Last day of Hanukkah
The last day of Hanukkah marks the end of a festive Jewish occasion, known as Hanukkah or Chanukah.
Monday December 30
New Year's Eve
Many Australians celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31 each year, which coincides with the date before New Year’s Day in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31