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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 2MondayDay off for New Year's DayState HolidayAll except Heard and McDonald Islands
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7SaturdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SaturdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 23MondayLunar New YearObservance 
Jan 26ThursdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 5SundayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Feb 5SundayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Feb 6MondayDay off for Hari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Feb 8WednesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 13MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 21TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Feb 22WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 5MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 8ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 12MondayLabour DayState HolidayTasmania, Victoria
Mar 12MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 12MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 17SaturdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21WednesdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 24SaturdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Apr 1SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 1SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 5ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 6FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 6FridaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 6FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Apr 8SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 8SundayEaster SundayState HolidayNSW
Apr 9MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 10TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector 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 DayState HolidayNT
Apr 25WednesdayANZAC DayNational HolidayAll except NT, WA
Apr 25WednesdayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 26ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 7MondayMay DayState HolidayNT, Queensland
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 DayState HolidayWA
Jun 6WednesdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 7ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 11MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Qld, WA
Jun 11MondayQueen Elizabeth II'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 Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 6MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 14TuesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 15WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 19SundayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Aug 19SundayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Aug 20MondayDay off for Hari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Sep 2SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Sep 17MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 1MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayQueensland
Oct 1MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayWA
Oct 1MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayACT, NSW
Oct 1MondayLabour DayState HolidaySA
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 7SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 7SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 8MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 8MondayFamily & Community DayState HolidayACT
Oct 9TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 25ThursdayRoyal Hobart ShowState HolidayTasmania*
Oct 26FridayEid al-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 
Nov 24SaturdayAshuraMuslim 
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 EvePart Day HolidaySA
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26WednesdayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EvePart Day HolidaySA
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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