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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2013

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2013

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7MondayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14MondayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 24ThursdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Jan 24ThursdayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Jan 26SaturdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26SaturdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Jan 28MondayAustralia Day ObservedState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Heard and McDonald Islands
Feb 10SundayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 11MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 12TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Feb 13WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 24SundayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 4MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 11MondayLabour DayState HolidayTasmania, Victoria
Mar 11MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 11MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 17SundaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21ThursdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 21ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 24SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 26TuesdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Mar 28ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 29FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Mar 29FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Mar 30SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayState HolidayNSW
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Apr 1MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 2TuesdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 2TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector HolidayTasmania
Apr 6SaturdaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 7SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 8MondayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 8MondayDay off for Self Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 16TuesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 25ThursdayANZAC DayState HolidayNT
Apr 25ThursdayANZAC DayNational HolidayAll except NT, WA
Apr 25ThursdayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 28SundayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 3FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
May 4SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 5SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 6MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 6MondayMay DayState HolidayNT
May 9ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 15WednesdayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 19SundayPentecostChristian 
May 20MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 26SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 26SundayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 30ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 3MondayWestern Australia DayState HolidayWA
Jun 6ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jun 6ThursdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 10MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayQueensland
Jun 10MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Qld, WA
Jun 21FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 7SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 9TuesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Jul 16TuesdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 3SaturdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Aug 5MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 5MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 8ThursdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Aug 8ThursdayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Aug 14WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 15ThursdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 1SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Sep 5ThursdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 14SaturdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 19ThursdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 23MondaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 25WednesdayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Sep 26ThursdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Sep 27FridaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Sep 30MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayWA
Sep 30MondayFamily & Community DayState HolidayACT
Oct 4FridayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 6SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 7MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 7MondayLabour DayState HolidayACT, NSW, Qld, SA
Oct 15TuesdayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Oct 24ThursdayRoyal Hobart ShowState HolidayTasmania*
Oct 31ThursdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1FridayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2SaturdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 3SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 4MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 5TuesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Nov 5TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11MondayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 14ThursdayAshuraMuslim 
Nov 28ThursdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 1SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 5ThursdayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8SundayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 22SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EvePart Day HolidaySA
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26ThursdayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EvePart Day HolidaySA
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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