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Holidays in Australia in 2018

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7SundayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SundayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 26FridayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Jan 31WednesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 12MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 16FridayChinese New YearObservance 
Mar 1ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 5MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Mar 12MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayVictoria
Mar 12MondayEight Hours DayCommon State holidayTasmania
Mar 12MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySouth Australia
Mar 12MondayCanberra DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Mar 15ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 17SaturdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 21WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21WednesdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 25SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 29ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 30FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Mar 31SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 1SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 31SaturdayHoly SaturdayCommon State holidayAll except Tas, WA
Apr 1SundayEaster DayState HolidayACT, NSW, Qld, Vic
Apr 1SundayEaster DayObservanceAll
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 3TuesdayEaster TuesdayState HolidayTasmania
Apr 6FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 7SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 8SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 9MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 12ThursdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 13FridayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 19ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 25WednesdayANZAC DayNational HolidayAll
May 3ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 7MondayMay DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
May 7MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayQueensland
May 10ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 13SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 16WednesdayRamadan StartMuslim 
May 20SundayPentecostChristian 
May 20SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 21MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 26SaturdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 27SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 28MondayReconciliation DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 4MondayWestern Australia DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Jun 6WednesdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 10SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Jun 11MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayAll except Qld, WA
Jun 15FridayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 8SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 22SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 6MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState HolidayNew South Wales
Aug 6MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNorthern Territory
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 15WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland
Aug 22WednesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Sep 2SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 10MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 12WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 19WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 24MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 24MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Sep 28FridayAFL Grand Final FridayState HolidayVictoria
Sep 30SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayQueensland
Oct 1MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayACT, NSW, SA
Oct 2TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 7SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2FridayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 5MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 6TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 7WednesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 21WednesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 3MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8SaturdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 10MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 22SaturdayDecember 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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