Mother's Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017
cards/flowers : Probably linked with a celebration in England in the 1600s ( Mothering Sunday ). Honored all mothers in England. Mothering Sunday gave poor servants who lived and worked for the wealthy a day off to actually go home and dedicate time to their mothers. Mothering Cake , a special cake, was common for the celebration.
National Day of Healing -
Saturday May 26, 2018
Culture : Formerly known as National Sorry Day, this day started in 1998, to express regret over the historical mistreatment of Aboriginal peoples.
Queen's Birthday -
Monday June 12, 2017
Secular holiday : Australia is a member of the Commonwealth Realms that recognise Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch.
Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was actually born at 2:40 am on April 21, 1926. Except in Queensland and Western Australia
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Monday June 26, 2017
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]