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Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday in Australia

Many Australian states and territories state in their holiday legislation that Christmas Day and/or  Boxing Day are public holidays on December 25 and 26 unless they fall on a Saturday and/or Sunday, in which the following days (eg. Monday or Tuesday) that are generally working days, are substituted public holidays.

Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayEnglish
WeihnachtsferienGerman

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
TueDec 282010Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday 
MonDec 282015Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday 
MonDec 282020Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday 

Quick Facts

December 28 is a substitute public holiday in many parts of Australia in some years, depending on when Christmas Day and Boxing Day occur.

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday 2016

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday does not occur in 2016

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday 2017

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday does not occur in 2017

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