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Holidays in Australia in 2016


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7ThursdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14ThursdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26TuesdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 8MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
Feb 8MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 9TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 10WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 7MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Mar 14MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayVictoria
Mar 14MondayEight Hours DayCommon State holidayTasmania
Mar 14MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySouth Australia
Mar 14MondayCanberra DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Mar 17ThursdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21MondayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 24ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 24ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 25FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Mar 26SaturdayHoly SaturdayCommon State holidayAll except Tas, WA
Mar 27SundayEaster DayObservanceAll
Mar 27SundayEaster DayState HolidayNew South Wales
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Mar 29TuesdayEaster TuesdayState HolidayTasmania
Apr 23SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 25MondayAnzac DayNational Holiday 
Apr 29FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 30SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 30SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 1SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 2MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 2MondayMay DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
May 4WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
May 5ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 5ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 15SundayPentecostChristian 
May 16MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 22SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 26ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 26ThursdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
Jun 6MondayWestern Australia DayState HolidayWestern Australia
Jun 6MondayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 7TuesdayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Jun 12SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 13MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayAll except WA
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 2SaturdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Jul 7ThursdayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Aug 1MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState HolidayNew South Wales
Aug 1MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNorthern Territory
Aug 14SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland
Sep 4SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 13TuesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 26MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Sep 26MondayFamily & Community DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Oct 3MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 3MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Oct 3MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayACT, NSW, Qld, SA
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 12WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 17MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 23SundayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 24MondayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 25TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 30SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 7MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania
Nov 11FridayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 12MondayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 27TuesdayChristmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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