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Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2020

Holidays and Observances in Australia in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayNational Holiday 
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7TuesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14TuesdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25SaturdayChinese New YearObservance 
Jan 26SundayAustralia DayNational Holiday 
Jan 27MondayAustralia Day observedNational Holiday 
Feb 10MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 10MondayRoyal Hobart RegattaState HolidayTasmania*
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 25TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 26WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Mar 2MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Mar 9MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayVictoria
Mar 9MondayEight Hours DayCommon State holidayTasmania
Mar 9MondayAdelaide CupState HolidaySouth Australia
Mar 9MondayCanberra DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Mar 10TuesdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 17TuesdaySt Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 19ThursdayNational Close the Gap DayObservance 
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 21SaturdayHarmony DayObservance 
Mar 22SundayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 5SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 5SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 9ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 9ThursdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayNational Holiday 
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayCommon State holidayAll except Tas, WA
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayState HolidayACT, NSW, Qld, Vic
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservanceAll
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational Holiday 
Apr 14TuesdayEaster TuesdayState HolidayTasmania
Apr 16ThursdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 17FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 18SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 19SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 20MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 21TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 24FridayRamadan StartMuslim 
Apr 25SaturdayANZAC DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
Apr 25SaturdayANZAC DayNational HolidayAll except NT, WA
Apr 27MondayANZAC DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Apr 27MondayANZAC DayState Public Sector HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Apr 29WednesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 4MondayMay DayCommon State holidayNorthern Territory
May 4MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayQueensland
May 10SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 12TuesdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 19TuesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
May 21ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 24SundayEid ul FitrMuslim 
May 26TuesdayNational Sorry DayObservance 
May 29FridayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 31SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 1MondayWestern Australia DayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Jun 1MondayReconciliation DayState HolidayAustralian Capital Territory
Jun 6SaturdayQueensland DayLocal observance 
Jun 7SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 8MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayAll except Qld, WA
Jun 11ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 5SundayFirst Day of NAIDOC WeekObservance 
Jul 30ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Jul 31FridayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Aug 3MondayNew South Wales Bank HolidayState HolidayNew South Wales
Aug 3MondayNorthern Territory Picnic DayState HolidayNorthern Territory
Aug 12WednesdayRoyal National Agricultural Show Day QueenslandState HolidayQueensland
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 20ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 6SundayFather's DayObservance 
Sep 19SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 28MondayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 28MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayWestern Australia
Oct 3SaturdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 4SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 4SundayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 5MondayQueen's BirthdayCommon State holidayQueensland
Oct 5MondayLabour DayCommon State holidayACT, NSW, SA
Oct 9FridayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 10SaturdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 11SundaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 29ThursdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2MondayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 2MondayRecreation DayState HolidayTasmania*
Nov 3TuesdayMelbourne Cup DayState HolidayVictoria
Nov 11WednesdayRemembrance DayObservance 
Nov 14SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 29SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11FridayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 18FridayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational Holiday 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayNational HolidayAll except SA
Dec 28MondayProclamation DayState HolidaySouth Australia
Dec 28MondayChristmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

* Observed only in part of this territory.

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