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Holidays in Australia in 2008


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7MondayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 10ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Jan 14MondayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 22TuesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26SaturdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 5TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 6WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 7ThursdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 11MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 3MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Mar 10MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayVictoria
Mar 10MondayEight Hours DayCommon State holidayTasmania
Mar 10MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySouth Australia
Mar 10MondayCanberra DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Mar 16SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 17MondaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 20ThursdayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21FridayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 21FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Mar 21FridayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 22SaturdayHoly SaturdayNational Holiday 
Mar 23SundayEaster DayNational Holiday 
Mar 24MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Mar 25TuesdayEaster TuesdayState HolidayTasmania
Apr 5SaturdayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 20SundayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 25FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 25FridayANZAC DayNational Holiday 
Apr 26SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 27SundayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 27SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 28MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 30WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
May 1ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 5MondayMay DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
May 5MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayQueensland
May 8ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 11SundayPentecostChristian 
May 11SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 18SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 22ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 23FridayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 26MondayNational Sorry DayObservance 
Jun 2MondayFoundation DayState HolidayWestern Australia
Jun 6FridayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 9MondayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 9MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayAll except WA
Jun 21SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 6SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 31ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Aug 4MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState HolidayNew South Wales
Aug 4MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNorthern Territory
Aug 10SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 13WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 2TuesdayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Sep 7SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 27SaturdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Sep 29MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Sep 30TuesdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 2ThursdayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Oct 4SaturdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 4SaturdayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 6MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayAustralian Capital Territory, New South Wales
Oct 6MondayLabour DayCommon State holidaySouth Australia
Oct 9ThursdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 14TuesdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 20MondayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 21TuesdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 22WednesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 28TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31FridayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2SundayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 3MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania
Nov 4TuesdayFamily & Community DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Nov 4TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11TuesdayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 30SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8MondayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9TuesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 22MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26FridayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 29MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 29MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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