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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2016

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2016

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7ThursdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14ThursdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 26TuesdayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Feb 8MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 8MondayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 9TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayChristian 
Feb 10WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 7MondayLabour DayState HolidayWA
Mar 14MondayLabour DayState HolidayTasmania, Victoria
Mar 14MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySA
Mar 14MondayCanberra DayState HolidayACT
Mar 17ThursdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 17ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 20SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 20SundayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21MondayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 24ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 24ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 25FridayGood FridayRestricted Trading DayVictoria
Mar 25FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Mar 26SaturdayHoly SaturdayState HolidayACT, Heard and McDonald Islands, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayState HolidayACT, NSW, Vic
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayObservance 
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Mar 29TuesdayEaster TuesdayState Public Sector HolidayTasmania
Apr 3SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 6WednesdaySelf Determination DayState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Apr 23SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 25MondayANZAC DayState HolidayNT
Apr 25MondayANZAC DayNational Holiday 
Apr 25MondayANZAC Day ObservedHalf Day Restricted Trading DayVictoria
Apr 29FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 30SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 30SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 1SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 2MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 2MondayMay DayState HolidayNT, Queensland
May 4WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
May 5ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 5ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
May 8SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 15SundayPentecostChristian 
May 16MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 22SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 26ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 26ThursdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
Jun 6MondayWestern Australia DayState HolidayWA
Jun 6MondayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 7TuesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Jun 12SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 13MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayAll except Christmas Island, Qld, WA
Jun 21TuesdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 2SaturdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jul 3SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 6WednesdayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Jul 6WednesdayHari Raya PuasaState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Aug 1MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState Bank HolidayNSW
Aug 1MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNT
Aug 10WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland*
Aug 14SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Sep 4SundayFathers' DayObservance 
Sep 13TuesdayEid al-AdhaMuslim 
Sep 13TuesdayHari Raya HajiState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Sep 23FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayWA
Sep 26MondayFamily & Community DayState HolidayACT
Sep 30FridayFriday before the AFL Grand FinalState HolidayVictoria
Oct 2SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 3MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 3MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Oct 3MondayTerritory DayState HolidayChristmas Island
Oct 3MondayQueen's BirthdayState HolidayQueensland
Oct 3MondayLabour DayState HolidayACT, NSW, SA
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 12WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 12WednesdayAshuraMuslim 
Oct 17MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 20ThursdayRoyal Hobart ShowState HolidayTasmania*
Oct 23SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 24MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 25TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 30SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 1TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 7MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 11FridayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 12MondayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Dec 12MondayHari Maulad NabiState HolidayCocos and Keeling Islands
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EvePart Day HolidayNT, SA
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26MondayProclamation DayState HolidaySA
Dec 27TuesdayBoxing Day ObservedState HolidayChristmas Island, Cocos and Keeling Islands
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EvePart Day HolidayNT, SA

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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