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Public holidays in Australia

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Public holidays in Australia refer to the holidays recognised in law in Australia. Although they are declared on a state and territory basis, they comprise a mixture of nationally celebrated days and holidays exclusive to the individual jurisdictions.

Public holidays function as non-working days, with workers generally receiving full paid leave independently of annual leave. Those working on public holidays receive additional penalty rates of pay.[1] Where they fall on a weekend, public holidays are generally declared in lieu for the following Monday.

Statutory holidays in Australia are based on varying religious, cultural and civic observations. Christian celebrations, namely Christmas and Easter, are some of the most significant ones observed. A labour day is observed in each state and territory, although it is varied in date. There are two significant national days, Australia Day (26 January) and Anzac Day (25 April), which are nationwide public holidays.

When a public holiday occurs on a Friday or Monday, the three-day period is colloquially known as a "long weekend".

Nature of public holidays[edit]

Traditionally[when?], Australians in employment (whether in the public or private sector) have had the right to take a public holiday off work with regular pay. In recent years[when?] this tradition has changed somewhat. For example, businesses that normally open on a public holiday may request employees to work on that day. Employers can deny employees a holiday only on reasonable business grounds[citation needed].

From 2006, WorkChoices eliminated the entitlement to penalty rates in many workplaces; however since the implementation of the Fair Work Act 2009 and the modern awards in 2010, most public-holiday penalty rates have increased dramatically[citation needed] As of 2018[update] employees generally[clarification needed] receive pay at a penalty rate—usually 2.5 times (known as "double time and a half") the base rate of pay—when they work on a public holiday[citation needed].

Besides designating days as public holidays, Australian authorities also designate some of these days as restricted trading days.

Public holidays are determined by a combination of:

  • statutes, with specific gazetting of public holidays
  • industrial awards and agreements

If a standard public holiday falls on a weekend, a substitute public holiday will sometimes be observed on the first non-weekend day (usually Monday) after the weekend, whether by virtue of the public holiday legislation or by ad hoc proclamation. Workers required to work on a public holiday or substituted public holiday will usually be entitled to remuneration at a holiday penalty rate.

All states have their own public holidays in addition to national public holidays, and in some states certain public holidays, such as Melbourne Cup Day, are in force in only part of a state.

Alcohol licences in several states prevent sale of alcohol on certain public holidays, such as Good Friday.

Public holidays[edit]

Legend:
B City of Brisbane only. The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to 5 August, then it commences on the second Friday of August.[15] Other Queensland show holidays: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/travel/holidays/show
C = Conditional: Public Service employees or where defined in Employment Agreement/Award[16]
H = Hobart area only
NH = Not Hobart area
P Part day, from 7 pm to midnight (6 pm to midnight for QLD)[17]
Often substituted with the Geelong Cup for Geelong residents. For regional Victoria other local cup days are sometimes substituted.
* The holiday is legislated for the 3rd Monday of May. Since 2006 it has been moved via the issuing of a special Proclamation by the Governor, to the 2nd Monday of March, on a trial basis.[18]
** Sunday is nominally a public holiday in South Australia[18]
*** Depends on occupation, generally from 6 pm to midnight[19]

Substitute holidays for holidays falling on a weekend[edit]

When a public holiday falls on a weekend, the following work day may be considered a public holiday depending on the state/territory and the holiday in question.

Holidays that always fall on a particular day of the week are not listed in this table. Prior to 2008, Victorian law only specified substitute holidays for New Year and Boxing Day, and only if they fell on a Sunday.[29] From 2008, Victorian law specifies the substitute holidays in the table above.[25]

Since Easter Monday can occur as late as 26 April it is possible for the Easter Monday holiday to coincide with Anzac Day, as occurred in 2011. State Acts do not give a provision to separate the days when this occurs, so no additional public holiday is given by law. However an extra day is usually proclaimed by the minister, so as to have a steady number of public holidays each year.[30][31][32] In the year 2038, Anzac Day will coincide with Easter Sunday.

Australia Day[edit]

Nationally, Australia Day was originally celebrated on 30 July 1915.[33]

Recorded celebrations of the 26 January date back to 1808 in Australia, and in 1818, Governor Lachlan Macquarie held the first official celebration of Australia Day.[34] 26 January was chosen because it is the day of the establishment of the first British settlement at Port Jackson by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.[35] It was made a public holiday in New South Wales in 1836, and Victoria adopted the day as a public holiday in 1931. The 26 January commenced to be recognised by all states and territories as Australia Day in 1946.

Australia Day has been celebrated as a national public holiday on 26 January since 1994.[36]

Since 1960, the winner of the Australian of the Year award is announced by the Prime Minister on the eve of Australia Day (25 Jan).

Labour Day[edit]

Labour Day commemorates the achievements of the Australian labour movement. The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. On 21 April 1856 Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne, Australia, stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day. Their direct action protest was a success, and they are noted as the first organised workers in the world to achieve an eight-hour day with no loss of pay, which subsequently inspired the celebration of Labour Day and May Day. In Tasmania the public holiday is called Eight Hours Day and in the Northern Territory it is called May Day.

The Labour Day public holiday varies considerably between the various states and territories. It is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia. In Western Australia, it is the first Monday in March. In both Victoria and Tasmania, it is the second Monday in March. In the Northern Territory, and in Queensland[3] it is the first Monday in May. More than 80 countries celebrate Labor Day. Labor Day is a long weekend.

Easter[edit]

The days of Easter vary each year depending on the day determined by the Western Christian calendar. Until 1994 Easter Tuesday was a Bank Holiday in Victoria (it retains this status partially in Tasmania). The day after Good Friday and before Easter Sunday is traditionally known as Holy Saturday. However, the states where that day is a public holiday use different terminology – it is officially gazetted as "Easter Saturday" in the ACT, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory;[4][5][6] as "the day after Good Friday" in Queensland and South Australia;[7][8] and as "Saturday before Easter Sunday" in Victoria.[10]

ANZAC Day[edit]

ANZAC Day is a day on which the country remembers those citizens who fell fighting or who served the country in wars. ANZAC Day is commemorated on 25 April every year. The tradition began to remember the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) soldiers who landed at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.

ANZAC Day commemoration features marches by veterans and by solemn "Dawn Services", a tradition started in Albany, Western Australia on 25 April 1923 and now held at war memorials around the country, accompanied by thoughts of those lost at war to the ceremonial sounds of The Last Post on the bugle. The fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon's poem For the Fallen (known as the "Ode of Remembrance") is often recited.

Queen's Birthday[edit]

In all states and territories except Queensland[3] and Western Australia, the Queen's Birthday is observed on the second Monday in June. Because Western Australia celebrates Western Australia Day (formerly Foundation Day) on the first Monday in June, the Governor of Western Australia proclaims the day on which the state will observe the Queen's Birthday, based on school terms and the Perth Royal Show.[37] There is no firm rule to determine this date before it is proclaimed, though it is typically the last Monday of September or the first Monday of October: in 2011 the Queen's Birthday holiday in Western Australia was moved from Monday, 3 October 2011 to Friday, 28 October 2011 to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which was held in Perth.[38] In parts of the Pilbara, it is celebrated on a different date from the rest of Western Australia, and it may even be celebrated on different dates in different parts of the Pilbara.[39] In Queensland, it is celebrated on the 1st Monday in October.[3]

The day has been celebrated since 1788, when GovernorArthur Phillip declared a holiday to mark the birthday of King George III. Until 1936 it was held on the actual birthday of the Monarch, but after the death of King George V, it was decided to keep the date at mid-year.

On that day the "Queen's Birthday honours list" is released naming new members of the Order of Australia and other Australian honours. This occurs on the date observed in the Eastern States, not the date observed in Western Australia.

The Queen's Birthday weekend and Empire Day, 24 May, were long the traditional times for public fireworks displays in Australia. Although they still occur, the tradition has recently been overshadowed by larger New Year's Eve fireworks, as the sale of fireworks to the public was banned by the states in the 1980s, and in the ACT as of 24 August 2009.[40] In the Northern Territory fireworks remain available to the public on 1 July for the celebration of Territory Day.

Christmas Day[edit]

Christmas is observed on 25 December each year to commemorate the birth of Jesus. In Australia, it was introduced with British settlement in 1788 as the cultural norms were transferred to the new colonies. Though a Christian religious festival, it does not breach the constitution's separation of Church and State provision, because it is declared under State law, which is not subject to the provision.

Boxing Day[edit]

Boxing Day is on the day after Christmas, i.e. 26 December each year, except in South Australia. In South Australia, the first otherwise working day after Christmas is a public holiday called Proclamation Day.[41]

Boxing Day is noted for the start of the post-Christmas sale season. The day has also become a significant sporting day. Melbourne hosts the Boxing Day Test match; the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race also starts on this day.

Other holidays[edit]

  • Sunday is nominally a public holiday in South Australia.
  • Proclamation Day is in December in South Australia only.
  • Canberra Day is held on the 2nd Monday in March in the ACT. Prior to 2008, this holiday was celebrated on the 3rd Monday of March.
  • Melbourne Cup Day is held on the first Tuesday of November—the day of the Melbourne Cup. It was originally observed only in the Melbourne metropolitan area. From 2007 to 2009 in ACT, Melbourne Cup day was also a holiday called "Family and Community Day". The holiday continued from 2010 to 2017 but no longer coincided with Melbourne Cup day. In Victoria, the Public Holidays Act 1993 (Vic) was amended from 24 September 2008 and made the Melbourne Cup Day holiday applicable in all parts of the state (unless another day is observed in substitute). It also made the holiday applicable to employees covered by federal awards.
  • Recreation Day is the first Monday of November, and celebrated in Northern Tasmania where Regatta Day is not a holiday.
  • Regatta Day is the second Monday in February, and is celebrated in Southern Tasmania. Previously it was held on the second Tuesday in February.
  • Geelong Cup Day is held on the fourth Wednesday of October in the city of Geelong, Victoria
  • Queensland Day is celebrated on 6 June each year, but not with a public holiday.
  • Adelaide Cup Day is held on the second Monday in March in South Australia (held in May before 2006)[42]
  • Western Australia Day in Western Australia on the first Monday in June.
  • Picnic Day in the Northern Territory in August, and also May Day
  • Tasmania has Easter Tuesday as a bank holiday (for bank and government employees only).
  • New South Wales has the first Monday in August as a bank holiday (for bank employees only).
  • Many cities and towns observe local public holidays for their local Agricultural Show. For example:

Public holidays by state[edit]

Queensland[edit]

The days are set in the "Holidays Act 1983".[43] Most public holidays include a second public holiday on a week-day if they happen to fall on Saturday or Sunday. In which case, both days are public holidays.[44]

  • New Year's Day: 1 January, and if 1 January is a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday.
  • Australia Day: 26 January, and if 26 January is a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday.
  • Good Friday: on the date it is publicly observed, always a Friday.
  • The day after Good Friday: Always a Saturday, one day after Good Friday.
  • Easter Monday: The next Monday after Good Friday.
  • ANZAC Day: 25 April, and if 25 April is a Sunday, 26 April.
  • Labour Day ("May Day"): 1st Monday in May.[3]
  • Birthday of the Sovereign: 1st Monday in October.[3]
  • Christmas Day: 25 December.
  • Boxing Day: 26 December.

If Christmas Day (25 December) is a Saturday or Sunday, then 27 December is also a public holiday. If Boxing day (26 December) is a Saturday or Sunday, then 28 December is also a public holiday.

Because of the variable days of Easter, Anzac day could fall on an Easter holiday. When ANZAC falls on Saturday, there is no week day public holiday. In such situations it is generally expected that the minister will proclaim extra public holidays on week-days to ensure every year has the same number of public holidays on week-days.

The minister of the state may proclaim and adjustments or additions, such as the date of the Brisbane Ekka Show day holiday. This day has historically always been proclaimed for the second Wednesday in August, except if there are 5 Wednesday's in August, in which case the third Wednesday in August.[44]

New South Wales[edit]

Public holidays generally follow the national pattern, but special cases are resolved by the State Government and advised by proclamation. Details of future holidays can be found on the NSW Industrial Relations website. Public holidays are regulated by the New South Wales Public Holidays Act 2010 No 115, which supersedes the Banks and Bank Holidays Act 1912 No 43.

The first Monday in August is a Bank Holiday, during which banks and financial institutions are closed.[45]

Australian Capital Territory & Jervis Bay Territory[edit]

Most New South Wales public holidays are public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory, with the addition of Canberra Day.

South Australia[edit]

Public holidays in South Australia are set out in the Holidays Act 1910, while additional holidays may be proclaimed in all or part of the State by the Governor.[46] The Act defines public holidays and bank holidays, which are the same except where a holiday falls on a Saturday, in which case the public holiday is held on the following Monday and both the Saturday and Monday are bank holidays.

Victoria[edit]

Public holidays in Victoria are regulated by the Victorian Public Holidays Act 1993.

Victorian employees fall under the Workchoices system either as coming within the Commonwealth constitutional power (called "constitutional corporation employees") or because of Victoria's referral of its legislative powers to the Commonwealth for particular workplace relations matters.

Employee entitlements to public holidays and additional pay depend on whether they are covered by a federal award or agreement.

Employees not covered by a federal award or agreement are entitled to public holidays under the Victorian Public Holidays Act 1993. Also, all permanent employees not covered by a federal award or agreement who would normally work on a public holiday (or a substitute public holiday) are entitled to the holiday without loss of pay. Their employers are not required to provide additional payment if they work on a public holiday, but this does not exclude the possibility of employees and employers negotiating for additional pay.

Employees who are covered by a federal award or agreement are entitled to public holidays as provided by the relevant federal award or agreement and the Public Holidays Act 1993. Many federal awards and agreements also provide for additional penalty rates for work performed on a public holiday.

Restricted shop trading laws apply to Good Friday, Christmas Day and before 1 pm on Anzac Day. On these days only exempted businesses are permitted to open for trading.[47] All public holidays and substitute public holidays are bank holidays.[48]

In August 2015, the day before the AFL Grand Final, as well as Easter Sunday, were gazetted as Public Holidays within Victoria. This date of the holiday is as gazetted by the Victorian Government and cannot be accurately predicted. In 2019, the Victorian Parliament legislated the AFL Grand Final public holiday by amending the Public Holidays Act 1993 (Vic).[49]

The Victorian public holidays are as follows:[50]

* Melbourne Cup Day is observed in most of the state, but various cup days and show days in the state's west are locally substituted. See the list at [1].

Melbourne Show Day used to be observed on the Thursday in the last full week of September as a half-day public holiday—later changing to full day—until 1994 (abolished by the state government).[51] Easter Tuesday was observed as a Bank Holiday in Victoria until 1994 (also abolished by the state government).

Western Australia[edit]

  • *If a Public Holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is also observed as a Public Holiday [52]
  • #The Queens Birthday may be held of a different date in regional communities [39]

Penalty rates[edit]

Main article: Overtime

Penalty rates are the rates of pay which an employee is paid higher than their standard base rate for working at times or on days, such as public holidays, which are outside the normal working week.[53] They were introduced in 1947 for workers working on the Sabbath,[54][55] as most workers were Christian, while today, these rates of pay are set by the Fair Work Commission.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Источник: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Australia

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Day of the week

DatesOccasionCanberra Sydney
Friday1 JanuaryNew Years Dayclosedclosed
Tuesday26 JanuaryAustralia Dayclosedclosed
Monday8 MarchCanberra Dayclosed
Friday2 AprilGood Fridayclosedclosed
Monday5 AprilEaster Mondayclosedclosed
Thursday13 MayAscension Dayclosed
Friday14 MayBridging Dayclosed
Monday31 MayReconciliation Dayclosed
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HolidayDateDetails
New Year's Day
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Epiphany
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021Easter Tuesday is a public holiday in the Australian state of Tasmania.
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ANZAC Day
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May Day
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Labour Day
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Mother's Day
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Ascension Day
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Eid ul Fitr
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Hari Raya Puasa
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Pentecost
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Whit Monday
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Trinity Sunday
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Reconciliation Day
Monday, May 31, 2021Reconciliation Day is a state holiday in the Australian Capital Territory.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 3, 2021Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
Queen's Birthday
Sunday, June 6, 2021Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Queensland Day
Sunday, June 6, 2021Queenslanders commemorate their state’s birthday on Queensland Day in Australia.
Queen's Birthday observed
Monday, June 7, 2021Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Western Australia Day
Monday, June 7, 2021Foundation Day is a public holiday in the state of Western Australia to commemorate the founding of the first British colony in the state.
Bounty Day
Tuesday, June 8, 2021Bounty Day is a state holiday in Australia
Queen's Birthday
Monday, June 14, 2021Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021June Solstice in Australia (Sydney)
First Day of NAIDOC Week
Sunday, July 4, 2021First Day of NAIDOC Week is a observance in Australia
Tisha B'Av
Sunday, July 18, 2021Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Eid ul Adha
Tuesday, July 20, 2021Many Muslims in Australia celebrate Eid al- Adha around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Hari Raya Haji
Tuesday, July 20, 2021Hari Raya Haji is a state holiday in Australia
New South Wales Bank Holiday
Monday, August 2, 2021The New South Wales Bank Holiday falls on the first Monday of August.
Northern Territory Picnic Day
Monday, August 2, 2021Picnic Day is a public holiday annually held in Australia’s Northern Territory on the first Monday of August.
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Tuesday, August 10, 2021Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
Wednesday, August 11, 2021The 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.
Assumption of Mary
Sunday, August 15, 2021The 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.
Father's Day
Sunday, September 5, 2021Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives.
Rosh Hashana
Tuesday, September 7, 2021Rosh 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.
Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 16, 2021Yom Kippur is an important Jewish holiday that falls on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar.
First day of Sukkot
Tuesday, September 21, 2021The first day of Sukkot marks the start of the Sukkot festival for Jewish communities in Australia.
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021September Equinox in Australia (Sydney)
Friday before the AFL Grand Final
Friday, September 24, 2021Friday before the AFL Grand Final is a state holiday in Australia
Hoshana Rabbah
Monday, September 27, 2021Many Jewish communities in Australia observe the last day of Sukkot, which marks the end of the Sukkot festival.
Queen's Birthday
Monday, September 27, 2021Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Shemini Atzeret
Tuesday, September 28, 2021Shemini 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.
Simchat Torah
Wednesday, September 29, 2021Simchat Torah (Simchas Torah or Simhat Torah) is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah.
Daylight Saving Time starts
Saturday, October 2, 2021Daylight Saving Time starts in Australia
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Monday, October 4, 2021Many 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.
Territory Day
Monday, October 4, 2021Territory Day is a state holiday in Australia
Queen's Birthday
Monday, October 4, 2021Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Labour Day
Monday, October 4, 2021Labour 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.
Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day
Monday, October 11, 2021Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day is a state holiday in Australia
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
Tuesday, October 19, 2021Eid Milad ul-Nabi marks the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birth and death.
Hari Maulad Nabi
Tuesday, October 19, 2021Hari Maulad Nabi is a state holiday in Australia
Halloween
Sunday, October 31, 2021Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in Australian communities on October 31 each year.
All Saints' Day
Monday, November 1, 2021Many churches in Australia annually observe All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
Recreation Day
Monday, November 1, 2021Recreation Day is annually celebrated in northern Tasmania, in Australia, on the first Monday of November.
All Souls' Day
Tuesday, November 2, 2021All Souls’ Day is observed among some Christians in Australia on November 2 each year.
Melbourne Cup Day
Tuesday, November 2, 2021Melbourne 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.
Remembrance Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021Remembrance 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.
Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, November 24, 2021Thanksgiving Day is a state holiday in Australia
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 28, 2021Many Christians mark the First Sunday of Advent as the start of the Advent season leading up to Christmas.
First Day of Hanukkah
Monday, November 29, 2021The 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.
Last day of Hanukkah
Monday, December 6, 2021The last day of Hanukkah marks the end of a festive Jewish occasion, known as Hanukkah or Chanukah.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday, December 8, 2021Some Christians, particularly those of Catholic faith, in Australia mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on or around December 8.
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021December Solstice in Australia (Sydney)
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2021Christmas Eve in Australia is annually celebrated on December 24, which is the day before Christmas Day.
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, which is in the middle of summer in Australia.
Boxing Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021December 26 is the Boxing Day holiday celebrated in Australia.
Proclamation Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021Proclamation Day is a state holiday in Australia
Christmas Day Observed
Monday, December 27, 2021Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day, which is in the middle of summer in Australia.
Boxing Day Observed
Tuesday, December 28, 2021December 26 is the Boxing Day holiday celebrated in Australia.
Day off for Proclamation Day
Tuesday, December 28, 2021Proclamation Day is a state holiday in Australia
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021Many 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.
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SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
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MondayMonAug 02, 2021Aug 02Bank Holiday
MondayMonOct 04, 2021Oct 04Labour Day
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SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26Boxing Day
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HolidayDateDetails
New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 2021New Year's Day is the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar used in Australia and many other countries.
Epiphany
Wednesday, January 6, 2021Many people in countries such as Australia annually observe Epiphany on January 6.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Thursday, January 7, 2021Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Australia observe Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
Orthodox New Year
Thursday, January 14, 2021Many Orthodox Christian churches in countries such as Australia celebrate New Year’s Day on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
Australia Day
Tuesday, January 26, 2021Australia Day is a day of celebrations for Australians. It is celebrated on January 26 each year.
Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
Thursday, January 28, 2021Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is one of the four Jewish New Years.
Royal Hobart Regatta
Monday, February 8, bad times at the el royale stream online Royal Hobart Regatta is an annual public holiday in southern Tasmania, Australia, on the second Monday in February.
Chinese New Year
Friday, February 12, 2021Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.
Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 2)
Saturday, February 13, 2021Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 2) is a state holiday in Australia
Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2021Valentine’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.
Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 2) observed
Monday, February 15, 2021Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 2) is a state holiday in Australia
Carnival / Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday, February 16, 2021Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of the Lent period for many Christians in Australia.
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17, 2021Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in for many Christians in Australia.
Purim
Friday, February 26, 2021Purim commemorates a time when Jewish people were saved from death around the fourth century BCE, according to the Book of Esther.
Labour Day
Monday, March 1, 2021Labour 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.
Foundation Day
Saturday, March 6, 2021Foundation Day is a state holiday in Australia
Labour Day
Monday, March 8, 2021Labour 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.
Eight Hours Day
Monday, March 8, 2021Labour 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.
Adelaide Cup
Monday, March 8, 2021Adelaide Cup is a state holiday and a horse racing event in South Australia.
Canberra Day
Monday, March 8, 2021Canberra Day is a public holiday that celebrates Canberra’s official founding in the Australian Capital Territory.
Isra and Mi'raj
Thursday, March 11, 2021Isra 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.
St Patrick's Day
Wednesday, March 17, 2021St Patrick’s Day is a popular observance in Australia to honor Irish culture and commemorate one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick.
National Close the Gap Day
Thursday, March 18, 2021
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021March Equinox in Australia (Sydney)
Harmony Day
Sunday, March 21, 2021Harmony Day is a national observance that celebrates Australia’s cultural, linguistic and religious diversity on March 21 every year.
Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 28, 2021Palm Sunday in Australia celebrates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
First day of Passover
Sunday, March 28, 2021Passover is a Jewish observance of the liberation from slavery and the Israelites' exodus from Egypt around 3000 years ago.
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 1, 2021Many Christians in the Australia celebrate Maundy Thursday on the Thursday before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 3, 2021Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and is is it a bank holiday in australia today public holiday in banco capital one en espaГ±ol atencion al cliente states and the two territories in Australia.
Daylight Saving Time ends
Saturday, April 3, 2021Daylight Saving Time ends in Australia
Last day of Passover
Sunday, April 4, 2021The last day of Passover marks the end of the Passover period, which lasts for seven or eight days.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 5, 2021Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a nationwide holiday in Australia.
Self Determination Day
Tuesday, April 6, 2021Self Determination Day is a state holiday in Australia
Easter Tuesday
Tuesday, April 6, 2021Easter Tuesday is a public holiday in the Australian state of Tasmania.
Yom HaShoah
Thursday, April 8, 2021Yom 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.
Ramadan Start
Tuesday, April 13, 2021Many Muslims in Australia welcome Ramadan as period of fasting, self-evaluation and spiritual growth. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Yom HaAtzmaut
Thursday, April 15, 2021Many 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.
ANZAC Day
Sunday, April 25, 2021ANZAC 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.
ANZAC Day Observed
Sunday, April 25, 2021ANZAC 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.
Lag B'Omer
Friday, April 30, 2021Many Jewish Australians observe Lag B’Omer on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar.
Orthodox Good Friday
Friday, April 30, 2021Many Orthodox Christians in Australia remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Great Friday.
Orthodox Holy Saturday
Saturday, May 1, 2021Many Orthodox Christians in Australia remember Jesus Christ’s burial and his descent into Hades on Holy Saturday.
Orthodox Easter
Sunday, May 2, 2021Many Orthodox Christians in Australia celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha.
Orthodox Easter Monday
Monday, May 3, 2021Many Orthodox churches in Australia observe Easter Monday on the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday date.
May Day
Monday, May 3, 2021Labour 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.
Labour Day
Monday, May 3, 2021Labour 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.
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)
Saturday, May 8, 2021Laylat al-Qadr is most likely to be held on one of the last 10 days of month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 9, 2021Mother’s Day is celebrated in Australia on the second Sunday of May each year.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 13, 2021Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to Christian belief.
Eid ul Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021Eid al-Fitr, which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Hari Raya Puasa
Thursday, May 13, 2021Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Shavuot
Monday, May 17, 2021Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, is one of three major Jewish festivals celebrated among many Jewish Australians.
Pentecost
Sunday, May 23, 2021Many Christians in Australia observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Whit Monday
Monday, May 24, 2021Whit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
National Sorry Day
Wednesday, May 26, 2021National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance that acknowledges the impact of Australia’s Stolen Generations.
Trinity Sunday
Sunday, May 30, 2021Many churches in Australia observe Trinity Sunday, a Christian feast that occurs on the first Sunday after Pentecost.
Reconciliation Day
Monday, May 31, 2021Reconciliation Day is a state holiday in the Australian Capital Territory.
Corpus Christi
Thursday, June 3, 2021Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist.
Queen's Birthday
Sunday, June 6, 2021Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Queensland Day
Sunday, June 6, 2021Queenslanders commemorate their state’s birthday on Queensland Day in Australia.
Queen's Birthday observed
Monday, June 7, 2021Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
Western Australia Day
Monday, June 7, 2021Foundation Day is a public holiday in the state of Western Australia to commemorate the founding of the first British colony in the state.
Bounty Day
Tuesday, June 8, 2021Bounty Day is a state holiday in Australia
Queen's Birthday
Monday, June 14, 2021Many Australians celebrate the Queen's Birthday each year, as Australia is a constitutional monarchy.
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021June Solstice in Australia (Sydney)
First Day of NAIDOC Week
Sunday, July 4, 2021First Day of NAIDOC Week is a observance in Australia
Tisha B'Av
Sunday, July 18, 2021Tisha B’Av is on the ninth day of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar.
Eid ul Adha
Tuesday, July 20, 2021Many Muslims in Australia celebrate Eid al- Adha around the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Hari Raya Haji
Tuesday, July 20, 2021Hari Raya Haji is a state holiday in Australia
New South Wales Bank Holiday
Monday, August 2, 2021The New South Wales Bank Holiday falls on the first Monday of August.
Northern Territory Picnic Day
Monday, August 2, 2021Picnic Day is a public holiday annually held in Australia’s Northern Territory on the first Monday of August.
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Tuesday, August 10, 2021Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
Wednesday, August 11, 2021The 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.
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Источник: https://calendarific.com/holidays/2021/AU

Public holidays in Australia

Wikipedia list article

Public holidays in Australia refer to the holidays recognised in law in Australia. Although they are declared on a state and territory basis, they comprise a mixture of nationally celebrated days and holidays exclusive to the individual jurisdictions.

Public holidays function as non-working days, with workers generally receiving full paid leave independently of annual leave. Those working on public holidays receive additional penalty rates of pay.[1] Where they fall on a weekend, public holidays are generally declared in lieu for the following Monday.

Statutory holidays in Australia are based on varying religious, cultural and civic observations. Christian celebrations, namely Christmas and Easter, are some of the most significant ones observed. A labour day is observed in each state and territory, although it is varied in date. There are two significant national days, Australia Day (26 January) and Anzac Day (25 April), which are nationwide public holidays.

When a public holiday occurs on a Friday or Monday, the three-day period is colloquially known as a "long weekend".

Nature of public holidays[edit]

Traditionally[when?], Australians in employment (whether in the public or private sector) have had the right to take a public holiday off work with regular pay. In recent years[when?] this tradition has changed somewhat. For example, businesses that normally open on a public holiday may request employees to work on that day. Employers can deny employees a holiday only on reasonable business grounds[citation needed].

From 2006, WorkChoices eliminated the entitlement to penalty rates in many workplaces; however since the implementation of the Fair Work Act 2009 and the modern awards in 2010, most public-holiday penalty rates have increased dramatically[citation needed] As of 2018[update] employees generally[clarification needed] receive pay at a penalty rate—usually 2.5 times (known as "double time and a half") the base rate of pay—when they work on a public holiday[citation needed].

Besides designating days as is it a bank holiday in australia today holidays, Australian authorities also designate some of these days as restricted trading days.

Public holidays are determined by a combination of:

  • statutes, with specific gazetting of public holidays
  • industrial awards and agreements

If a standard public holiday falls on a weekend, a substitute public holiday will sometimes be observed on the first non-weekend day (usually Monday) after the weekend, whether by virtue of the public holiday legislation or by ad hoc proclamation. Workers required to work on a public holiday or substituted public holiday will usually be entitled to remuneration at a holiday penalty rate.

All states have their own public holidays in addition to national public holidays, and in some states certain public holidays, such as Melbourne Cup Day, are in force in only part of a state.

Alcohol licences in several states prevent sale of alcohol on certain public holidays, such as Good Friday.

Public holidays[edit]

Legend:
B City of Brisbane only. The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is held on the Wednesday during the RNA Show period. The RNA Show commences on the first Friday in August, unless the first Friday is prior to 5 August, then it commences on the second Friday of August.[15] Other Queensland show holidays: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/travel/holidays/show
C = Conditional: Public Service employees or where defined in Employment Agreement/Award[16]
H = Hobart area only
NH = Not Hobart area
P Part day, from 7 pm to midnight (6 pm to midnight for QLD)[17]
Often substituted with the Geelong Cup for Geelong residents. For regional Victoria other local cup days are sometimes substituted.
* The holiday is legislated for the 3rd Monday of May. Since 2006 it has been moved via the issuing of a special Proclamation by the Governor, to the 2nd Monday of March, on a trial basis.[18]
** Sunday is nominally a public holiday in South Australia[18]
*** Depends on occupation, generally from 6 pm to midnight[19]

Substitute holidays for holidays falling on a weekend[edit]

When a public holiday falls on a weekend, the following work day may be considered a public holiday depending on the state/territory and the holiday in question.

Holidays that always fall on a particular day of the week are not listed in this table. Prior to 2008, East and west roman empire law only specified substitute holidays for New Year and Boxing Day, and only if they fell on a Sunday.[29] From 2008, Victorian law specifies the substitute holidays in the table above.[25]

Since Easter Monday can occur as late as 26 April it is possible for the Easter Monday holiday to coincide with Anzac Day, as occurred in 2011. State Acts do not give a provision to separate the days when this occurs, so no additional public holiday is given by law. However an extra day is usually proclaimed by the minister, so as to have a steady number of public holidays each year.[30][31][32] In the year 2038, Anzac Day will coincide with Easter Sunday.

Australia Day[edit]

Nationally, Australia Day was originally celebrated on 30 July 1915.[33]

Recorded celebrations of the 26 January date back to 1808 in Australia, and in 1818, Governor Lachlan Macquarie held the first official celebration of Australia Day.[34] 26 January was chosen because it is the day of the establishment of the first British settlement at Port Jackson by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.[35] It was made a public holiday in New South Wales in 1836, and Victoria adopted the day as a public holiday in 1931. The 26 January commenced to be recognised by all states and territories as Australia Day in 1946.

Australia Day has been celebrated as a national public holiday on 26 January since 1994.[36]

Since 1960, the winner of the Australian of the Year award is announced by the Prime Minister on the eve of Australia Day (25 Jan).

Labour Day[edit]

Labour Day commemorates the achievements of the Australian labour movement. The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. On 21 April 1856 Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne, Australia, stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day. Their direct action protest was a success, and they are noted as the first organised workers in the world to achieve an eight-hour day with no loss of pay, which subsequently inspired the celebration of Labour Day and May Day. In Tasmania the public holiday is called Eight Hours Day and in the Northern Territory it is called May Day.

The Labour Day public holiday varies considerably between the various states and territories. It is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia. In Western Australia, it is the first Monday in March. In both Victoria and Tasmania, it is the second Monday in March. In the Northern Territory, and in Queensland[3] it is the first Monday in May. More than 80 countries celebrate Labor Day. Labor Day is a long weekend.

Easter[edit]

The days of Easter vary each year depending on the day determined by the Western Christian calendar. Until 1994 Easter Tuesday was a Bank Holiday in Victoria rose gold christmas tree walmart retains this status partially in Tasmania). The day after Good Friday and before Easter Sunday is traditionally known as Holy Saturday. However, the states where that day is a public holiday use different terminology – it is officially gazetted as "Easter Saturday" in the ACT, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory;[4][5][6] as "the day after Good Friday" in Queensland and South Australia;[7][8] and as "Saturday before Easter Sunday" in Victoria.[10]

ANZAC Day[edit]

ANZAC Day is a day on which the country remembers those citizens who fell fighting or who served the country in wars. ANZAC Day is commemorated on 25 April every year. The tradition began to remember the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) soldiers who landed at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.

ANZAC Day commemoration features marches by veterans and by solemn "Dawn Services", a tradition started in Albany, Western Australia on 25 April 1923 and now held at war memorials around the country, accompanied by thoughts of those lost at war to the ceremonial sounds of The Last Post on the bugle. The fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon's poem For the Fallen (known as the "Ode of Remembrance") is often recited.

Queen's Birthday[edit]

In all states and territories except Queensland[3] and Western Australia, the Queen's Birthday is observed on the second Monday in June. Because Western Australia celebrates Western Australia Day (formerly Foundation Day) on the first Monday in June, the Governor of Western Australia proclaims the day on which the state will observe the Queen's Birthday, based on school terms and the Perth Royal Show.[37] There is no firm rule to determine this date before it is proclaimed, though it is typically the last Monday of September or the first Monday of October: in 2011 the Queen's Birthday holiday in Western Australia was moved from Monday, 3 October 2011 to Friday, 28 October 2011 to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which was held in Perth.[38] In parts of the Pilbara, it is celebrated on a different date from the rest of Western Australia, and it may even be celebrated on different dates in different parts of the Pilbara.[39] In Queensland, it is celebrated on the 1st Monday in October.[3]

The day has is it a bank holiday in australia today celebrated since 1788, when GovernorArthur Phillip declared a holiday to mark the birthday of King George III. Until 1936 it was held on the actual birthday of the Monarch, but after the death of King George V, it was decided to keep the date at mid-year.

On that day the "Queen's Birthday honours list" is released naming new members of the Order of Australia and other Australian honours. This occurs on the date observed in the Eastern States, not the date observed in Western Australia.

The Queen's Birthday weekend and Empire Day, 24 May, were long the traditional times for public fireworks displays in Australia. Although they still occur, the tradition has recently been overshadowed by larger New Year's Eve fireworks, as the sale of fireworks to the public was banned by the states in the 1980s, and in the ACT as of 24 August 2009.[40] In the Northern Territory fireworks remain available to the public on 1 July for the celebration of Territory Day.

Christmas Day[edit]

Christmas is observed on 25 December each year to commemorate the birth of Jesus. In Australia, it was introduced with British settlement in 1788 as the cultural norms were transferred to the new colonies. Though a Christian religious festival, it does not breach the constitution's separation of Church and State provision, because it is declared under State law, which is not subject to the provision.

Boxing Day[edit]

Boxing Day is on the day after Christmas, i.e. 26 December each year, except in South Australia. In South Australia, the first otherwise working day after Christmas is a public holiday called Proclamation Day.[41]

Boxing Day is is it a bank holiday in australia today for the start of the post-Christmas sale season. The day has also become a significant sporting day. Melbourne hosts the Boxing Day Test match; the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race also starts on this day.

Other holidays[edit]

  • Sunday is nominally a public holiday in South Australia.
  • Proclamation Day is in December in South Australia only.
  • Canberra Day is held on the 2nd Monday in March in the ACT. Prior to 2008, this holiday was celebrated on the 3rd Monday of March.
  • Melbourne Cup Day is held on the first Tuesday of November—the day of the Melbourne Cup. It was originally observed only in the Melbourne metropolitan area. From 2007 to 2009 in ACT, Melbourne Cup day was also a holiday called "Family and Community Day". The holiday continued from 2010 to 2017 but no longer coincided with Melbourne Cup day. In Victoria, the Public Holidays Act 1993 (Vic) was amended from 24 September 2008 and made the Melbourne Cup Day holiday applicable in all parts of the state (unless another day is observed in substitute). It also made the holiday applicable to employees covered by federal awards.
  • Recreation Day is the first Monday of November, and celebrated in Northern Tasmania where Regatta Day is not a holiday.
  • Regatta Day is the second Monday in February, and is celebrated in Southern Tasmania. Previously it was held on the second Tuesday in February.
  • Geelong Cup Day is held on the fourth Wednesday of October in the city of Geelong, Victoria
  • Queensland Day is celebrated on 6 June each year, but not with a public holiday.
  • Adelaide Cup Day is held on the second Monday in March in South Australia (held in May before 2006)[42]
  • Western Australia Day in Western Australia on the first Monday in June.
  • Picnic Day in the Northern Territory in August, and also May Day
  • Tasmania has Easter Tuesday as a bank holiday (for bank and government employees only).
  • New South Wales has the first Monday in August as a bank holiday (for bank employees only).
  • Many cities and towns observe local public holidays for their local Agricultural Show. For example:

Public holidays by state[edit]

Queensland[edit]

The days are set in the "Holidays Act 1983".[43] Most public holidays include a second public holiday on a week-day if they happen to fall on Saturday or Sunday. In which case, both days are public holidays.[44]

  • New Year's Day: 1 January, and if 1 January is a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday.
  • Australia Day: 26 January, and if 26 January is a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday.
  • Good Friday: on the date it is publicly observed, always a Friday.
  • The day after Good Friday: Always a Saturday, one day after Good Friday.
  • Easter Monday: The next Monday after Good Friday.
  • ANZAC Day: 25 April, and if 25 April is a Sunday, 26 April.
  • Labour Day ("May Day"): 1st Monday in May.[3]
  • Birthday of the Sovereign: 1st Monday in October.[3]
  • Christmas Day: 25 December.
  • Boxing Day: 26 December.

If Christmas Day (25 December) is a Saturday or Sunday, then 27 December is also a public holiday. If Boxing day (26 December) is a Saturday or Sunday, then 28 December is also a public holiday.

Because of the variable days of Easter, Anzac day could fall on an Easter holiday. When ANZAC falls on Saturday, there is no week day public holiday. In such situations it is generally expected that the minister will proclaim extra public holidays on week-days to ensure every year has the same number of public holidays on week-days.

The minister of the state may proclaim and adjustments or additions, such as the date of the Brisbane Ekka Show day holiday. This day has historically always been proclaimed for the second Wednesday in August, except if there are 5 Wednesday's in August, in which case the third Wednesday in August.[44]

New South Wales[edit]

Public holidays generally follow the national pattern, but special cases are resolved by the State Government and advised by proclamation. Details of future holidays can be found on the NSW Industrial Relations website. Public holidays are regulated by the New South Wales Public Holidays Act 2010 No 115, which supersedes the Banks and Bank Holidays Act 1912 No 43.

The first Monday in August is a Bank Holiday, during which banks and financial institutions are closed.[45]

Australian Capital Territory & Jervis Bay Territory[edit]

Most New South Wales public holidays are public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory, with the addition of Canberra Day.

South Australia[edit]

Public holidays in South Australia are set out in the Holidays Act 1910, while additional holidays may be proclaimed in all or part of the State by the Governor.[46] The Act defines public holidays and bank holidays, which are the same except where a holiday falls on a Saturday, in which case the public holiday is held on the following Monday and both the Saturday and Monday are bank holidays.

Victoria[edit]

Public holidays in Victoria are regulated by the Victorian Public Holidays Act 1993.

Victorian employees fall under the Workchoices system either as coming within the Commonwealth constitutional power (called "constitutional corporation employees") or because of Victoria's referral of its legislative powers to the Commonwealth for particular workplace relations matters.

Employee entitlements to public holidays and additional pay depend on whether they are covered by a federal award or agreement.

Employees not covered by a federal award or agreement are entitled to public holidays under the Victorian Public Holidays Act 1993. Also, all permanent employees not covered by a federal award or agreement who would normally work on a public holiday (or a substitute public holiday) are entitled to the holiday without loss of pay. Their employers are not required to provide additional payment if they work on a public holiday, but this does not exclude the possibility of employees and employers negotiating for additional pay.

Employees who are covered by a federal award or agreement are entitled to public holidays as provided by the relevant federal award or agreement and the Public Holidays Act 1993. Many federal awards and agreements also provide for additional penalty rates for work performed on a public holiday.

Restricted shop trading laws apply to Good Friday, Christmas Day and before 1 pm on Anzac Day. On these days only exempted businesses are permitted to open for trading.[47] All public holidays and substitute public holidays are bank holidays.[48]

In August 2015, the day before the AFL Grand Final, as well as Homes for sale in ancala country club scottsdale az Sunday, were gazetted as Public Holidays within Victoria. This date of the holiday is as gazetted by the Victorian Government and cannot be accurately predicted. In 2019, the Victorian Parliament legislated the AFL Grand Final public holiday by amending the Public Holidays Act 1993 (Vic).[49]

The Victorian public holidays are as follows:[50]

* Melbourne Cup Day is observed in most of the state, but various cup days and show days in the state's west are locally substituted. See the list at [1].

Melbourne Show Day used to be observed on the Thursday in the last full week of September as a half-day public holiday—later changing to full day—until 1994 (abolished by the state government).[51] Easter Tuesday was observed as a Bank Holiday in Victoria until 1994 (also abolished by the state government).

Western Australia[edit]

  • *If a Public Holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is also observed as a Public Holiday [52]
  • #The Queens Birthday may be held of a different date in regional communities [39]

Penalty rates[edit]

Main article: Overtime

Penalty rates are the rates of pay which an employee is paid higher than their standard base rate for working at times or on days, such as public holidays, which are outside the normal working week.[53] They were introduced in 1947 for workers working on the Sabbath,[54][55] as most workers were Christian, while today, these rates of pay are set by the Fair Work Commission.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Источник: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Australia

Easter Bank Holidays - Why and how do we celebrate these public holidays?

April is the start of a series of public holidays celebrated across the world. This weekend sees a double bank holiday with both Friday and Monday serving as public holidays in many places for Good Friday and Easter Monday. Perfect timing for a long weekend away and to celebrate the Christian holiday. We thought we would share with you some facts on the Easter public holidays and why we celebrate them.

Good Friday

Why do we observe Good Friday?

Good Friday is a Christian holiday in honor of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. According to biblical accounts Jesus was arrested by the Temple Guards after being betrayed by Judas, one of his 12 disciples. Following his arrest Jesus Christ was interrogated which led to him being condemned for blasphemy and sentenced to death by crucifixion. This led to the cross is a symbol for the Christian faith.

Who observes Good Friday as a public holiday?

Countries such as Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and Venezuela all celebrate Good Friday as a public holiday.

Also, 12 of the 50 states in the United States of America observe the day as a public holiday, these are Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

 

How is Good Friday celebrated?

Good Friday is a day reserved for repenting sins and mourning for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Various countries will hold a procession or church service in honor of the special Christian calendar day. Some of which will have a volunteer carry a big wooden cross.

It is also a known tradition to eat hot cross buns during this time around Easter. Others will use this time to fast or eat fish.

 

Easter Monday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday, which is a public holiday in some countries, as Easter Sunday is already a non-working day. Therefore to understand the importance of Easter Monday, we will have to understand the importance of Easter Sunday first.

Following on from Jesus Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday, according to biblical accounts three days later Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead. This day also marks the end of Lent for Christians after they have completed their 40 day period of fasting, penance, and prayers.

Who observes Easter Monday as a public holiday?

Australia, Egypt, Ireland, Central Europe and the UK all observe Easter Monday as a public holiday.

There is an extensive list of over 110 countries that observe Easter Monday as an official holiday.

How is Easter Monday celebrated?

Many countries around the world celebrate Easter Monday by eating Easter eggs made from chocolate. The Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as eggs are a symbol of new life.

In the UK and Switzerland egg rolling races are undertaken as an Easter tradition. This is where eggs are rolled down a hill or slope and the first egg to reach the bottom unbroken is the winner. This is the reason Easter egg painting is also popular so competitors can decorate their eggs to identify them during the race.

There is a big egg rolling race held annually on the lawns of the White House, Washington D.C where the President will sometimes participate. In Hungary, it is an Easter Monday tradition for young men to duck their wife or girlfriends in a pond, as they refer to Easter Monday as Ducking Monday.

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