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Holidays in Australia in 2010


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7ThursdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14ThursdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 26TuesdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Jan 30SaturdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 8MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 14SundayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 16TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 17WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 26FridayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Feb 28SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 1MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Mar 8MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayVictoria
Mar 8MondayEight Hours DayCommon State holidayTasmania
Mar 8MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySouth Australia
Mar 8MondayCanberra DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Mar 17WednesdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20SaturdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21SundayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 28SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 30TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 1ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 2FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 2FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 3SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 3SaturdayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayCommon State holidayAll except Tas, WA
Apr 4SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 4SundayEaster DayState HolidayNew South Wales
Apr 4SundayEaster DayObservanceAll
Apr 5MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 6TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 6TuesdayEaster TuesdayState HolidayTasmania
Apr 12MondayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
Apr 20TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 25SundayANZAC DayNational Holiday 
May 2SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 3MondayMay DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
May 3MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayQueensland
May 9SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 13ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 19WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 23SundayPentecostChristian 
May 24MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 26WednesdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 30SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 3ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 6SundayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 7MondayFoundation DayState HolidayWestern Australia
Jun 14MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayAll except WA
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 9FridayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jul 20TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 2MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState HolidayNew South Wales
Aug 2MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNorthern Territory
Aug 11WednesdayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Aug 11WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland
Aug 15SundayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 5SundayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Sep 5SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 9ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 10FridayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Sep 18SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 23ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 23ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 27MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Sep 27MondayFamily & Community DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Sep 29WednesdayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 30ThursdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 1FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 2SaturdayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 4MondayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 4MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayAustralian Capital Territory, New South Wales
Oct 4MondayLabour DayCommon State holidaySouth Australia
Oct 31SundayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1MondayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania
Nov 2TuesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 2TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 5FridayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 11ThursdayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 17WednesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Nov 28SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 2ThursdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8WednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 8WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Dec 9ThursdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 27MondayChristmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday 
Dec 28TuesdayChristmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday 
Dec 31FridayNew Year's EveObservance 
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