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Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday in Australia

Many Australian states and territories state in their holiday legislation that Christmas Day and/or  Boxing Day are public holidays on December 25 and 26 unless they fall on a Saturday and/or Sunday, in which the following days (eg. Monday or Tuesday) that are generally working days, are substituted public holidays.

Is Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday a Public Holiday?

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015MonDec 28Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday
2020MonDec 28Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday
2021TueDec 28Christmas/Boxing Day HolidayNational Holiday

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