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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2012

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2012

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 2MondayNew Year's Day observedNational Holiday 
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7SaturdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SaturdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 23MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Jan 26ThursdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 5SundayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Feb 8WednesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 13MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 21TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 22WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 5MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Mar 8ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 12MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayVictoria
Mar 12MondayEight Hours DayCommon State holidayTasmania
Mar 12MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySouth Australia
Mar 12MondayCanberra DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Mar 17SaturdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21WednesdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 24SaturdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Apr 1SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 1SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 5ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 6FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayHoly SaturdayCommon State holidayAll except Tas, WA
Apr 8SundayEaster SundayObservanceAll
Apr 8SundayEaster SundayState HolidayNew South Wales
Apr 9MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 10TuesdayEaster TuesdayState HolidayTasmania
Apr 13FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 14SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 14SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 15SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 16MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 18WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 25WednesdayANZAC DayNational HolidayAll except NT, WA
Apr 25WednesdayANZAC DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory, Western Australia
Apr 26ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 7MondayMay DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
May 7MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayQueensland
May 10ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 13SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 17ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 26SaturdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 27SundayPentecostChristian 
May 27SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 28MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 3SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 4MondayWestern Australia DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Jun 6WednesdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 7ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 11MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayAll except Qld, WA
Jun 11MondayThe Queen's Diamond JubileeState HolidayQueensland
Jun 17SundayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 1SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 20FridayRamadan StartMuslim 
Jul 29SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 6MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState HolidayNew South Wales
Aug 6MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNorthern Territory
Aug 14TuesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 15WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland
Aug 19SundayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Sep 2SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 17MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Oct 1MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayQueensland
Oct 1MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayAustralian Capital Territory, New South Wales
Oct 1MondayLabour DayCommon State holidaySouth Australia
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 7SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 7SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 8MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 8MondayFamily & Community DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Oct 9TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 26FridayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2FridayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 5MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 6TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 13TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 15ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8SaturdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9SundayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 16SundayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayNational HolidayAll except SA
Dec 26WednesdayProclamation DayState HolidaySouth Australia
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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