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Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Australia


Currency: Dollar (AUD)
Internet extension: .au - Telephone code: +61 - International dialing code: 0011 - GMT offset: see respective States (DST: yes)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022Epiphanycards/flowers
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Wednesday January 26, 2022Australia DayNational Day
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Parliament sitting days (beginning)Special Events
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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Friday February 11, 2022Parliament sitting days (end)Special Events
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Monday March 21, 2022Parliament sitting days (beginning)Special Events
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Friday April 1, 2022Parliament sitting days (end)Special Events
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Sunday April 3, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday April 16, 2022Holy SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 22, 2022Passovercards/flowers
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Monday April 25, 2022Anzac DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mother's Daycards/flowers
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Thursday May 26, 2022National Day of HealingEvents, celebrations...
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Monday June 6, 2022Parliament sitting days (beginning)Special Events
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Monday June 13, 2022Queen's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Friday June 17, 2022Parliament sitting days (end)Special Events
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Monday July 25, 2022Christmas in Julycards/flowers
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Sunday July 31, 2022Arbor Daycards/flowers
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : The summer school holidays in Australia last from December to February and include Christmas and New Year celebrations and usually last six weeks.
It should be noted, however, that school holidays in Australia are set individually by each State Department of Education. Please scroll to the concerned state

Dates confirmed till Dec 2022 in most states

New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Epiphany

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Thursday January 6, 2022
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Australia Day

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Wednesday January 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the first settlement by the British lead by captain Arthur Phillip (1788)

Parliament sitting days (beginning)

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
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Chinese New Year

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday

Parliament sitting days (end)

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Friday February 11, 2022
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Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Parliament sitting days (beginning)

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Monday March 21, 2022
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Parliament sitting days (end)

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Friday April 1, 2022
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April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday April 3, 2022
Special Events : Used to be last Sunday of March until 2007.

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Passover

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Friday April 22, 2022
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

Anzac Day

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Monday April 25, 2022
Secular holiday : ANZAC(Australia and New Zealand Army Corps)Day commemorates those soldiers who died during world wars (from the Boer war to the Vietnam war), and particuarly remembers those who died during the Gallipoli campaign during WW1(Turkey).

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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]

Mother's Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
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

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Thursday May 26, 2022
Culture : Formerly known as National Sorry Day, this day started in 1998, to express regret over the historical mistreatment of Aboriginal peoples.

Parliament sitting days (beginning)

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Monday June 6, 2022
Special Events : Both houses

Queen's Birthday

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Monday June 13, 2022
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

Parliament sitting days (end)

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Friday June 17, 2022
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Christmas in July

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Monday July 25, 2022
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Arbor Day

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Sunday July 31, 2022
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