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Royal Hobart Regatta in Australia

Quick Facts

The Royal Hobart Regatta is an annual public holiday in southern Tasmania, Australia, on the second Monday in February.

Local names

NameLanguage
Royal Hobart RegattaEnglish
Royal Hobart RegattaGerman

Royal Hobart Regatta 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Royal Hobart Regatta 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015
List of dates for other years

Sideshows, rides, and rowing competitions are what can be expected for the crowds who flock to the Royal Hobart Regatta in Australia. Held on the second Monday of February, the regatta is consists of aquatic competitions and is one of Tasmania’s oldest sporting events.

The rowing races are featured in the Royal Hobart Regatta.

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What do people do?

The Royal Hobart Regatta is a yearly event that features water sports such as rowing, swimming, yachting and jet skiing. Thousands of people come to the regatta to enjoy the sports, sideshow entertainment, and amusement park rides. People attending the regatta get the chance to watch fireworks, take part in competitions, listen to music and eat from a variety of food stalls.  

Public life

The Royal Hobart Regatta is a day off for all parts of southern Tasmania, including Oatlands and Swansea, but not Bronte Park Catagunya, Strathgordon, Tarraleah, Wayatinah and the west coast.

Background

In 1828 Sir John Franklin, who was Tasmania’s governor at the time, started the Royal Hobart Regatta. It was declared a public holiday and included competitions between local sailors and merchant navy members. Free entry, food and beer were given to the settlers who watched the competitions. It is now one of the oldest public holidays in Australia.

Royal Hobart Regatta Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
MonFeb 121990Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 111991Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 101992Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 81993Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 141994Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 131995Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 121996Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 101997Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 91998Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 81999Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 142000Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 122001Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 112002Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 102003Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 92004Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 142005Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 132006Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 122007Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 112008Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 92009Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 82010Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 142011Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 132012Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 112013Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 102014Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 92015Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 82016Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 132017Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 122018Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 112019Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania
MonFeb 102020Royal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania

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